The Queer Cultural Center and the Contemporary Jewish Museum recently collaborated to produce a performance event, “Snapshot Poetics Now: Queer Encounters with Allen Ginsberg,” inspired by the CJM’s current exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg. Qcc and CJM invited six San Francisco Bay Area artists and scholars (including me) to engage with Ginsberg’s candid photographs. We used the photographs as portals into Ginsberg’s milieu.
I was drawn to this image.
Ginsberg didn’t focus his camera, o... More