A Question of Decency debuted at the Confrontations Performance Festival in Lublin, Poland in October 2015. The exhibition encorporated archival material from Split Britches, Holly Hughes, Citizen Reno and Penny Arcade to expose the context of making queer work within the Culture Wars of the 80s and 90s in America.
A previous version of The Question of Decency exhibition, entitled Desperate Archives, opened in January 2014 at the La MaMa Gallery in accompaniment to the staging of RUFF at the La MaMa Theatre. The exhibition included pictures, props, elements of scenography and various amazing artifacts from the Split Britches’ archives. In Lublin, the exhibition included the archives from the collections of other female performers who appear in “The Decency Clause” curated by Dr Joanna Krakowska.
Video Design by Claire Nolan
Graphic Design by David Caines
Curation by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Editorial Assistance by Hannah Maxwell