Zackary Drucker and A.L. Steiner
Before and After
A.L Steiner and Z. Drucker recently collaborated for Art Fag City’s IMG MGMT Series. A photo essay and quiz, "Before/After" confront ideas of gender identity, fantasy and transformation.
A.L. Steiner uses constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a cynical queer eco-feminist androgyne. She is a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-curator of Ridykeulous, co-founder/organizer of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) and collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists. Her work is represented by Taxter & Spengemann.
Drucker holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2007), and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2005). Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency, Drucker disarms audiences using live performance, film, video, and photography. Keeping normative culture on the periphery, Drucker uses her body to illicit desire, judgement, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.