Project Space: Allie Tsubota
Allie Tsubota makes transdisciplinary visual works exploring intersections of race, visuality, and the formation of historical memory. Her projects utilize large-format photography, video, photographic and filmic archives, and text to examine the role of photographic spectatorship through history, particularly as it intersects with the Asian/American subject.
During her Project Space residency, Tsubota will be conducting research using Bay Area immigration archives. In this research, she hopes to identify case studies and explore the role of photography within them, considering the racial and sexual dynamics of Asian/American legal absorption and exclusion.
Alongside this research, Tsubota will produce video in the studio and on the broader Headlands campus, further exploring the forces of desire and dissimulation. Her Project Space studio will serve as a tending site for archival photographs, recorded testimony, historical speculations, and new video work–all within the charged historical context of Fort Barry.
Project Space is on the third floor of Building 944 and is currently accessible only by stairs.