A Slideshow Presentation by Rachel Schreiber
“Tell me what democracy looks like?” “This is what democracy looks like!”
Standing amidst a sea of hot pink pussy hats on January 21st, from time to time a cheer would take hold of the crowd, echoing off of Washington, D.C.’s white marble buildings and monuments, and reverberating in my chest. The crowd was so massive, those present agreed it was less of a march and more of an occupation. Billed as the “Women’s March,” people of diverse genders assembled on a gray Saturday morning. Not officially an anti-Trump march (but with many anti-Trump slogans), a wide range of emotions, political viewpoints, pointed issues, and humorous expressions signified the umbrella under which we all took shelter – not from rain, but from our anger, fear, and uncertainty about the future.
Rachel Schreiber is an artist and historian whose work addresses gender, labor, and visual culture. Schreiber is Provost and Senior Vice President at SFAI.
This event is part of series of open call events in conjunction with A Living Thing an interactive exhibition platform featuring programming developed in collaboration with members of the SFAI community: students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
A Living Thing seeks to create space for common ground within our increasingly fractured civil discourse. Throughout its run, A Living Thing will offer a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and this open call to students, artists, activists, citizens, residents, visitors, and others that wish to contribute to the life represented by the flag.
SFAI invites participation in A Living Thing. Please visit sfai.edu/flagexchange to submit your ideas.
More info: sfai.edu/alivingthing.
Photo by Rachel Schreiber