Memory Flash is the first series of installations by artist collective, John Q. Taking its source material from the Atlanta History Center’s Unspoken Past Oral History Project and from news reports, particular moments from personal stories or events will be represented using the visual media of performance, installation, and projection. These specifically located interventions are meant to create new memories based on Atlanta’s LGBTQ past. These interventions are intended as ephemeral, morphing, and discursive memorials.
About the Artist
John Q is a new artist collective whose name references “John Q. Public.” The “public” is left understood, though the work is considered a kind of public scholarship, and the “Q” is left hanging to reference the group’s interest in queer history and politics. The collective consists of Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, and Joey Orr.
Sponsored in part by grants from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts and the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation.
Special thanks to the Atlanta History Center, Danneman’s Coffee, Georgia Bold, Kibbee Gallery, Daryl Lumpkin and the residents of Wabash Avenue in Old Fourth Ward, Mixx, Michael Page, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Southern Spaces, Square Properties.