Edmonton Queer History Project (December 2014 – April 2015)

“In anticipation of the 35th anniversary of PRIDE in 2015, a historical collaboration was initiated by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services, the Edmonton Pride Festival Society, the Edmonton Heritage Council, and the Edmonton Community Foundation. This collaboration will attempt to capture stories about the people, places, and events that developed the queer community in Edmonton over the past 100 years. We invite you to share your stories, photos, and archives of Edmonton’s queer past to help us reflect, remember, and preserve this often hidden part of our city’s history.”

My role in this incredible project was to take a year’s worth of interview footage from prominent figures of Edmonton’s Queer History and edit them into a comprehensive exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta in June 2015. I created all video content for social media platforms, and built the project’s YouTube channel.

Exhibit teaser trailer:

Below are the 7 videos created from interviews conducted by Michael Janz, each featuring a crucial theme to the city’s history.

FEAR

PRIDE

IDENTITY

COMMUNITY

AIDS/HIV

NIGHTLIFE

ACTIVISM

 

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