HNY Lecture Series // The Dyke Show: The Process of Preservation, Digitization, and Performance
April 25 6.30-7.30PM
Conversation 45 mins with 15 mins Q&A
The Alice Austen House hosts a virtual conversation between JEB (Joan E. Biren) and executive director Victoria Munro to discuss the process of digitizing and re-presenting her legendary The Dyke Show.
From 1979 to 1984 JEB created a slideshow titled Lesbian Images in Photography: 1850-the present which she toured throughout the USA and Canada. In 2017 to mark the amendment of its national designation to include LGBTQ+ history The Alice Austen House was fortunate to host a very special gathering to experience JEB’s presentation of the Alice Austen segment of The Dyke Show. Since that incredible meeting JEB has been a close advisor and mentor to the Alice Austen House as we embarked upon the work of centering and celebrating Austen’s lesbian identity and creating programming to support this mission.
The 5-year run of The Dyke Show started as a promotional book tour for JEB’s self-published Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. The book has since been reissued to wide acclaim by Anthology Editions.