POWRPLNT’s residency program invites artists, collectives and organizations to work on a project with the support of our resources. Residents get a chance to use our facilities as meeting and work space to develop their initiatives as well as curate a special set of public programming supported by POWRPLNT’s staff and volunteers. Through this program, we hope to enrich our space with a collaborative spirit and enliven our off-hours with a community of makers.
BLACK TRANS MEDIA
About Black Trans Media
Black Trans Media exists to shift and re-frame the value and worth of black trans and gender non conforming people by addressing the intersections of racism and transphobia. Black Trans Media is centered in the the power of creativity, media, arts, and storytelling to support leadership, organizing, and the development of narratives and works of resistance. Our projects and collaborations connect black trans and gender non-conforming (tgnc) people and our communities to each other, as well as the larger public, and sustainable opportunities to build, showcase, heal, and celebrate black trans lives. We are creating a world where black trans folks are uplifted in our communities and in control of our own narratives.
What they’re up to
Hosting their inaugural Community Media Makers Fellowship for 9 months
Teaching Monthly Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing workshops
Organizing ongoing cultural events
Working on their #spaceistheplace campaign to increase access to space for our communities
Using the space for creative projects like photoshoots, cyphers, and interviews
Facilitating mixed media arts based workshops highlighting black tgnc teaching artists
Curating galleries and showcases featuring the work of black tgnc artists
Disclaimer Gallery & Beca Acosta
The Punching Machine is a month-long residency presented by Powrplnt and Disclaimer Gallery featuring the work of Beca Acosta. Through a small installation and three-event series, the residency and exhibit will explore the souls of interactive sculpture and how they can reflect those human emotions that seem impossible to express. In Acosta’s work, objects believed to have no feeling - pain/stress/desire - become extensions of ourselves and their own beings through mechanical technology.
Run by Zaria Poem, Sarah Wang, Amber Dennis, O.K Fox, Shaina Yang, Sessa Englund, JinHee Kwak, and June Chee; Disclaimer values representation, accessibility, and fighting dominant power structures within the art world. We are a group of low-income, queer women and non-binary people of different racial backgrounds working together to exhibit and showcase visual art by other low-income people and marginalized groups. Previously based out of Silent Barn, Disclaimer is currently focused on pop up shows and residencies while looking for a more permanent space.