CHULITA VINYL CLUB ATX AND #BOSSBABESATX PRESENTS:
VOLUME, A COLLECTIVELY BUILT LIBRARY OF VINYL, ZINES AND PRINTS FROM THE COMMUNITIES INTERSECTING WOMEN ARTISTS AND TEXAS MUSIC.
On Oct. 11, 2018, a collaborative installation between Chulita Vinyl Club and #bossbabesATX, “VOLUME,” will open at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Join us from 12 PM to 2 PM for light refreshments and a first look at the body of work we’ll be collecting throughout Fall 2018.
VOLUME will be open from Sept. 8, 2018 to Dec. 7, 2018. (Continue reading for information on how to get involved beyond visiting the work!)
— BEHIND “VOLUME” —
The Center for the Study of the Southwest (CSSW) and the Center for Texas Music History (CTMH) at Texas State University are pleased to announce Chulita Vinyl Club’s and #bossbabesATX’s upcoming exhibition, VOLUME.
Originated as a way to contribute to the preservation of regional women's histories in Texas, VOLUME is a collectively-built library. Over the fall semester, we’ll gather vinyl, zines, books, and artist prints from the intersecting communities of women artists and Texas music. On the walls, you’ll find work by eight Texan visual artists, including Bodega Visual (Austin, TX), Jasmine Brooks (Austin, TX), Elizabeth Chiles (Austin, TX), Anne-Lise Emig (Austin, TX), Good Snake (Austin, TX), Katy Horan (Austin, TX), Ashley Elaine Thomas (Corpus Christi, TX), Whitney Noel Devin (Austin, TX).
Filled with these prints, native Texas plants, bright furniture and stacked books and vinyl records, we seek to turn the Texas State University Brazos Hall gallery into a space prompted by queer Chicana poet, writer, and feminist theorist Gloria E. Anzaldúa's essay "Geographies of Selves.”
Our bodies are geographies of selves made up of diverse, bordering, and overlapping “countries.” We’re each composed of information, billions of bits of cultural knowledge superimposing many different categories of experience . . . As our bodies interact with internal and external, real and virtual, past and present environments, people, and objects around us, we weave (tejemos), and are woven into, our identities.
― Gloria E. Anzaldúa,Excerpt from essay Geographies of Selves, 2015.
Beyond collecting prints, zines and vinyl, this evolving collection will recognize the power of choice and the reward of reciprocity. We are motivated by the possibility of coming to know ourselves, our many identities, and the worlds we occupy deep within the heart of Texas. Through this collection of materials, we encourage a new generation to become their own agents of cultural awareness. We hope to openly share the tools, tracts, sounds and visions accessed from our current and future ancestors with each other while building this library.
— VISIT “VOLUME” —
“VOLUME” is free and open to the public within the Texas State University Brazos Hall’s gallery from September 8, 2018 to December 7, 2018. The opening reception for the installation’s prints will be held on October 11, 2018 from noon to 2 PM.
Throughout Fall 2018, the installation will morph and change as the collection of donated prints, vinyl and zines grow, so come through once, twice, three times—as much as your heart desires. :)
—CONTRIBUTE TO “VOLUME” —
Throughout Fall 2018, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club will accept donations of vinyl, zines and prints from the community to preserve history and the things that matter to us as artists. To contribute to VOLUME’s collection with your own donation, simply drop off items at any upcoming #bossbabesATX event between now and November 15. You can also schedule a drop-off by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or send donations to 4810 Oak Cliff Dr. Austin, Texas 78721.