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Projects: In a new collaborative project, iPhone emoji comes to terms with its lack of queerness and blackness. A pseudo-religious homage to Katy Perry’s adult fantasies of adolescence results in a whipped cream-infused performance. Brassai’s 1932 gay Paris photograph comes to life in queer 2010. A sketch comedy Jewigga character named Baumshaquita Siegel pokes fun at white peoples’ [...]
I had the delightful pleasure of participating in Chicago-based artist Marie Walz’s live performance art piece, “Nick Rhodes/Outer Space/Waffle” (2011) at Food & Performance: A Showcase of Performance Art involving Edibles. Nick Rhodes/Outer Space/Waffle Red Velvet Waffles by Marie Walz performers: Alicia Eler, Gabe Sopocy, Lara Oppenheimer, Marie Walz, Megan Milks Artist Statement by Marie Walz [...]
I posted this on September 30, 2011. Thanks to the interesting service Timehop, which gives users their social media posts from one year ago, I saw it again on September 30, 2012. It looks like I really was in love with the Internet. For more, please see: http://aliciaeler.com/category/projects/only-for-the-internet-when-i-fell-in-love-with-the-www/
Six months before my grandmother died, I dropped out of Oberlin College and enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I felt compelled to be in Chicago, and to help my family care for my grandmother before she passed. I completed the imagery for this project in 2004; now, eight years later, [...]
We restaged Brassai’s 1932 photograph “Butch and Femme,” which captures a gay Parisian couple out to dinner. Reimagining this photograph in the context of the 21st century leads viewers to question what it means to be queer, and questions the assumed gender roles of traditional lesbian relationships.