SOME OF US DID NOT DIE, BY BAY AREA ARTIST- TAMMY RAE CARLAND.
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ABOUT THE PROJECT: This book is a visual exploration of the biographic, social, cultural and political landscapes of the mid to late 1980’s. The narrative structure focuses on re-staging marginal moments and texts that are rooted at the foot of identity politics. The book meanders through what it means to come of age during a devastating, silenced epidemic(AIDS), reganomics and the mainstreaming of punk and queer sensibilities. It is a visual journey back and forth across the country; spanning the years of my early 20’s. it is a coming to consciousness story set in a community that is grief stricken and angry. The book is mostly about what didn’t get said, what was withheld, and left undocumented. Images and text are culled from books, records, photographic negatives and ephemera. The mortality of the analog archive is mined from the discourse of representation, biographical narratives and the history of feminist and queer cultural acting up in the 1980’s.
SOME OF US DID NOT DIE - BY TAMMY RAE CARLAND. standard edition-$30. Aritst Edition-$500.
280 pages, perfect bound, soft cover book. standard edition of 100.
Artist Edition of 5 with hand altered pages, a letter press print and mirrored acrylic slip case, signed and numbered-$500.
More about Tammy Rae Carland:
Tammy Rae Carland was born in Portland Maine in 1965. She received her MFA from UC Irvine, her BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where she also Chairs the Photography Program. She is represented by Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and primarily works with photography, experimental video and small run publications. Her work has been screened and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Sydney. Her photographs have been published in numerous books including The Passionate Camera; Queer Bodies of Desire and Lesbian Art in America. Her fanzine writing has been republished in A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World.She has also published photographs and received reviews of her work in numerous national media including: The New York Times, Big, The Los Angeles Times, Spin, Details, Out and The Village Voice. In the 1990’s Carland independently produced a series of influential fanzines, including I (heart) Amy Carter. She has collaborated on the record art of some seminal underground music releases for the bands Bikini Kill, The Fakes and The Butchies. From 1997-2005 she co-ran Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent record label and video art distribution company that was dedicated to the production and distribution of queer and feminist culture. Tammy Rae Carland lives in Oakland California.