Educator in action projects, utilizing printmaking and publications and collective activity to expand possibilities and agency.
Expanded printmaking into the social realm, inhabiting and transforming spaces and social relations
Printing, sewing, and building with soft power
With 21 years of experience as a disc jockey, DJ Mary Mack learned how to DJ at WRCT Pittsburgh, where she held a weekly show (with some pauses) for almost 15 years. She moved into organizing and DJing live parties as a way to contribute to grassroots movements and community projects that advocate for equity and social justice. From 2006-2012 she co-organized Operation Sappho, a monthly queer/dyke danceparty, creating TQZ’s (“temporary queer zones”) and striving to build safe(r) spaces in all venues. In Toronto she continued to DJ and organize parties in spaces such as the Holy Oak, The Beaver, The Gladstone, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and since returning to Pittsburgh she has continued to DJ parties with a purpose, particularly for immigrant justice. Mary is also a member of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and loves to combine printmaking with music, sometimes creating "printstallations" for events.
Check the events tab for upcoming events! To book DJ Mary Mack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact me through this website.
Collaboration underscores much of my work, but these projects are defined by it.
Mostly zines, some artist books and other dreams and means of deep connection put to paper
Theory Boner is a submissions-based zine edited by Jenna Lee forde and Mary Tremonte. Stimulated by feminist and queer theory, and haivng our joy stiled by the institution of academia, we put together this zine to reclaim the pleasure in theory through visual art. Our Theory Boner is turned on by cultural and political theory that makes connections between feminist art and marginalized subjectivities. However, we realize that accessing cultural and political theory is a privilege. THEORY BONER ZINE is our attempt to decentralize the power and privilege that sanctifies theory in the academy by creating an opportunity for access and engagement by artists for artists. With intention, Theory Boner is about a turned on relationality; it is our desire see feminist and anti-oppressive theory become integral to artistic subjectivities. Not just a zine, but also a turned on community of artists interested in a philosophy and practice of feminist art.
This zine has been a labor of love and includes contributions from Canadian and American artists: Scott Andrew, Alexandra Bischoff, Sarah D’Angelo, Jenna Danchuk, Olivia Dreisinger, Lauren Fournier, Nyssa Komorowski, Jess MacCormack, Logan MacDonald, Hazel Meyer, Heidi Nagtegaal, Alicia Nauta, Lex Non Scripta, Zach Pearl, Corinne Teed, Mary Tremonte, Pearl Van Geest, and Eric Kostiuk Williams.