Visiting Artist Lecture: Leila Weefur [Canceled]
Please note: This event is canceled to help limit the potential exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For updated information on SF State’s response to COVID-19, visit the novel coronavirus information page.
Leila Weefur is a transgender-noncomforming artist, writer and curator based in Oakland. Through video, installation, writing and lecture-performances, they examine the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging present in our lived experiences. The work brings together concepts of the sensorial memory, abject, hyper-surveillance and the erotic. It implicates the viewer by controlling the mobility of the audience through fabricated environmental discomfort and strict rules of engagement. The site-specific installations are architectural interventions made up of constructed walls and tempered glass, simulating systems of control and willful participation. Free.
Weefur has won the Hung Liu and Murphy and Cadogan awards and received the Walter and Elise Haas Creative Work Fund. Weefur has worked with institutions including SFMOMA, The Wattis Institute, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, New York).