The View from 2017

What Does OUT/LOOK Mean to Today’s Artists & Writers?

About the assignment

Each participant was mailed one of the 17 issues of OUT/LOOK – a real paper hardcopy with glossy cover, 90 to 100 pages, and a densely choreographed array of essays, photos, poems, graphics, fiction, news and even surveys. Since the World Wide Web emerged only in OUT/LOOK’s final year of publication (1991-92), it seemed fitting that everyone be able to hold a physical copy in their hands.
38 people, 2 representing organizations, were invited to dive into the archive, think about our queer history and use their matched issue as a kind of score for creating something new and provocative in the medium of their choice.  As you will see, the results were incredibly varied and incredibly interesting. All the work is represented here on the website.  Some of the work is on view in the GLBT History Museum October 6, 2017 through January, 2018. And some of the work can be seen in a special edition of OUT/LOOK published by the GLBT Historical Society for sale at the GLBT Museum and online starting October 6.
Thank You to Our Sponsors

Made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Also supported through UCSC by the Arts Research Institute, Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

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    Queer Nation kiss-in at the cable car turnaround.
    © Rick Gerharter
    San Francisco, 1991.