TQ Live! 2022
TQ Live! presents a queer evening of dazzling performance, dance, poetry, comedy, resplendent fantasies, music, and more. This eighth installment of the annual performance series features artists and performers from the many LGBTQIA+ communities in the Pittsburgh region. Hosted by Joseph Hall, this year’s lineup includes performances by Yves (NYC), MICHIYAYA Dance, Corrine Jasmin, Soft Boy, Juiced up Joey, Flamming Creatures, Victoria L Van-Cartier, Manny Dibiachi, and Mara Bailey of "THE EXCLUSIVE HOUSE of MAKAVELI SHAKUR" (from HBO’s Legendary), along with visuals by VJ ASS TROLL, and a dance party featuring DJ HUNY. TQ Live! 2022 is produced by Scott Andrew, Joseph Hall, Suzie Silver, and sarah huny young, and is co-presented by Carnegie Museum of Art.
Food truck and bar on-site!
Please note this performance may contain adult subject matter and is recommended for guests 18+.
Co-presented programs at Carnegie Museum of Art support artists and organizations with physical space and program resources. These mutually supportive relationships create shared audiences, expand programmatic offerings and contribute to the rich cultural ecology of the region.
TQ Live! 2022 is supported by the Opportunity Fund, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series, and The Center for Arts in Society. TQ Live's Projections are sponsored and supported by the Video and Media Design Graduate program at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Scott Andrew is a multimedia queer-oriented video, installation, and performance artist. He creates speculative fantasies that peer into otherworldly portals and voids. He has exhibited at MoMA’s PopRally Performance Series (NYC), Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX), the Hammer Museum (LA), and the J. Paul Getty Museum (LA), among others. Recently, Andrew has worked as a media designer and producer for collaborative stage performances with dance artist Jesse Factor, and dragademic Veronica Bleaus. Scott is a visiting lecturer in the Studio Arts department at the University of Pittsburgh and is an adjunct professor in the School of Art at CMU.
Joseph Hall is a black, queer, transracial adoptee, podcast lover, creator, critic, and youngest of five. He is The Executive Director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and was previously Deputy Director at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance as well as a producer, curator, and performer working in NYC and Pittsburgh. As a performer, Joseph has worked with choreographers Staycee Pearl, Maree ReMalia, Lida Winfield, and Jasmine Hearn, and video artist Suzie Silver.
Suzie Silver creates art that alludes to the capacity for desire to disrupt social boundaries and imagine new futures. Her well-known early videos, Freebird and A Spy are canonical works of queer video art. Her videos have been screened at over one hundred festivals on five continents. Her ongoing collaboration, “Fairy Fantastic!” a fairy and folk tale video series for gender non-conforming kids of all ages, has screened at festivals in Belarus, London, Portugal, Romania, and Australia.
SARAH HUNY YOUNG
sarah huny young, the 2021 guest curator for TQ Live!, is a DJ, photographer, event producer, and king of all trades soundtracking and producing events via the Mostbeautifullest collective. Bred in NYC and currently residing in Pittsburgh, her work in music, photography, and visual art is rooted in exalting Black women & LGBTQ+ communities. Currently, huny is a 2021 Sibyls Shrine resident artist and a “Marking this Moment: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020” Fellow via Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, ESPN, Pittsburgh City Paper, New York Magazine, The Verge, and more.