JUNIOR FERNANDEZ & S RODRIGUEZ
without architecture there would be no stonewall, without architecture there would be no “brick”
Junior Fernandez and S Rodriguez will come together to create a site-specific inflatable installation and performance, without architecture there would be no stonewall, without architecture there would be no “brick,” to emphasize alternate modes of architecture that favor the ephemeral. Inspired by similar architectural interventions revolving around the construction and deconstruction of space in the 1970s, Fernandez and Rodriguez will use their support from The Idea Fund to construct an inflatable likeness of the legendary (and now closed) Houston gay bar, Mary’s, placing it alongside the original building to act as a ghostly reflection of a once vibrant center of queer nightlife and a celebration of the revolutionary energies that fueled the American gay and lesbian civil rights movement.
Image courtesy of the artists.