FILMING: People’s March & Rally, Pride is a Riot, and “Pride is a Protest” Jerome Poster
San Francisco’s Gay Pride parade was cancelled this year because of COVID-19. In its wake, and on the exact same day, two marches (People’s March & Rally & Pride is a Riot) are appropriately taking its place this Sunday, June 28, 2020.
In support of today’s Black Lives Matter movement, in celebration of 50 years of Gay Liberation, and in appreciation of Win Mixter’s new, fabulous “Pride is a Protest” Jerome poster — we are taking to the streets to film these historic moments (see filming logistics below).
We will also show our love and support to three of San Francisco’s drag legends — Joan Jett Blakk, Juanita More, and Jerome Caja by marching with protest posters honoring their fierce political contributions to radical social change!
All are welcome! You can join our contingent at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19 and California’s current state guidelines, we ask that you wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing when participating in our outdoor film shoot.
Post by Anthony Cianciolo
Post by Anthony Cianciolo
ATTENTION: Jerome Caja Lovers, DJ Lovers, Vinyl Lovers & most importantly Lewis Walden Lovers — As many of you have heard, our friend Lewis recently lost his entire record collection (5000+ albums). This music was integral to San Francisco’s queer counterculture nightlife in the late 80’s & early 90’s (Club Screw, Club Chaos & Club Uranus). Lewis Walden and Michael Blue created these clubs that set the stage for Jerome to perform his signature spastic go-go dancing and infamous skag-drag performances.
Jerome’s close friend, Adam Klein (AKA Miss Rena McDonald), said it best in his book Jerome After the Pageant — “Thanks to Chaos and Club Uranus for allowing the lunatics to take over the asylum.”
Let’s help build Lewis’s vinyl collection back up again. We all know that these types of personal art collections are way more than just stuff in the end. They are our archives, our history, and a lifeline in times of need. It is our intent to help out a friend right now, and with your help, let’s rebuild and create something new for Lewis!
by Anthony Cianciolo
Here is an excerpt from Glen's essay in the Art AIDS America catalog featuring Jerome Caja:
"In the context of Art AIDS America, at one end of the spectrum is Nayland Blake, whose work is cerebral, playful, and at times arcane, but notably attuned to the metaphorical and actual effects of HIV/AIDS on the city's psyche; on the other is Jerome Caja, whose fetish paintings of scary clowns and skinny drag queens rendered in nail polish are intuitive and dreamlike, evoking a scene out of an eroticized Hieronymus Bosch painting but with figures dressed in ripped fishnets and ornamented with crudely rendered Happy Faces. The works of many other artists can be located at various points between these intellectualized and expressionistic impulses."