This is an Emergency!
Print portfolio with Zine
$200 individual price; (institutional rate—$400)
This is an Emergency! is a print portfolio and interview project which focuses on reproductive rights and gender justice. In response to all the bullying, legislative measures, and the horrifying statements filling the media against women, LGBT, and non-gender conforming folks, I felt we needed a collection of voices responding through visual art and interviews. This project brings together the voices of people most affected by these issues- women, queer identified, and transgendered artists.
Seventeen artists created a print for this project. Third Termite Press in Pittsburgh printed the colophon and Ladyfingers Letterpress printed the covers. The participants are: several members of the Justseeds Cooperative including: Melanie Cervantes, Thea Gahr, Bec Young, Favianna Rodriguez, Mary Tremonte, Molly Fair, and myself (Meredith Stern). Also participating are: Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects, Kristina Brown, Delia Kovac, Emmy Bright, Lois Harada, Erin Rosenthal, Katrina Silander Clark, Arley Rose Torsone, Sam Merritt, and Olivia Horvath.
There is also a written portion of this project which takes the form of a small hand sewn ‘zine. The zine includes interviews with: Judy Kashoff, Gina Glantz, Peg Johnston, Heather Booth, Ken Rinker, Virginia Reath, Elizabeth Esris, and Judith Arcana. Also included is a comic by Susan Simensky Bietila, which was originally printed in World War 3 Illustrated. The stories involve people’s personal stories as well as their experiences working for equality through political and grassroots movement work. This aspect of the project has an inter-generational component; people in their 20's and 30's interviewed their mentors/elders. Women, feminists, gay, and queer identified people are largely absent from most historical texts and this project will tell some of our stories.
Over a dozen of the portfolios were donated to organizations working on these issues. They can reproduce the images for use in their campaigns, display them at their events or in their office, use the images on their website, newsletters or other written materials, or to sell the posters as a fundraiser for their organization.
The cover sleeves are in the shape of a cross and slide off for access to the prints inside. Only a handful of the prints are shown below.
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18 printed sheets and printed cover, 12" x 18" (screenprints and block prints)
23 page photocopied booklet
edition of 125