LIFE IS DRAG IS THE LARGEST DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF DRAG IN AMERICA
Drag is a poetic synthesis of painting, sculpture, sound and performance. It is also an amalgam of self-discovery, transformation, permission, actualization, revolution, utopia, community, catharsis, and ultimately - radical self-expression. Drag is ART - and life IS drag. With drag under attack in the United States, we must share these bold, brilliant, and binary pushing performances now, more than ever, to ensure exposure for artists and ease of access for those in communities that are hostile to this vital and important art form.
This project is the life's work of artist Rachel Rampleman. She is a one-person production team - handling all research, curation, communication, lighting, shooting, editing, interviewing, archive building, residency outreach, and more. Rachel has worked with over 200 innovative and singular artists and documented over 350 performances and interviews over the last 4+ years, and has been self-funding this endeavor since its inception.
Having recently completed residencies in New York City, Rachel is now planning to bring this project to red states in order to work with and within the communities that need this art most — and you can help make that happen. She needs to raise money to help cover travel expenses to places like Tennessee & Texas, where the recent explosion of virulent anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiment and legislation have been most felt by drag artists, to upgrade her video camera, and to replace lighting equipment that was damaged during a recent shoot. Please protect and support drag and drag artists wherever you are by contributing to the archive today.
PLEASE DONATE - EVERY CONTRIBUTION HELPS, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT!
Contributions can also be made via Venmo @lifeisdrag