Nocturne is:

Bobby T. Luck
Emma Levesque-Schaefer
Prince Shakur
Twinkle Panda

Monochromatic collage of lesbian buttons, a sweatshirt that says "out and free," a women brushing another woman's hair, and two people wrestling in a park. In the foreground someone does a backbend in front of a protest banner that reads "Stonewall means fight back! Smash gay oppression!"

In their collaborative audio installation, Nocturne, artists Bobby T. Luck and Emma Levesque-Schaefer and writers Prince Shakur and Twinkle Panda explore the bonds of queer community through interviews with friends and mentors, asking each interviewee to describe the moment when they first felt that they were part of something larger—a moment of communal belonging, in other words.

Nocturne takes the form of a four channel audio installation. Over a two-hour period, voices pivot back and forth between the channels articulating a loose dialogue punctuated by silence.

Voices in order of appearance

Wriply M. Bennett
Luster Singleton
Justice Harley aka BXTCH
Twinkle Panda
Joy Lafontaine (Political Artist Flatty Patty)
Moxy Martinez
Quiqi Graves (A.S.L.PRINCESS)
Joy M. Ellison
Prince Shakur
Bobby T. Luck
Emma Levesque-Schaefer
Rev Dr. Mark Belletini
Tatum Michelle Maura
Cecil David Moore III
Jordan Riley
Renan Machado

Commissioned by

Columbus Museum of Art for
Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989


Listen to Nocturne