Nocturne is:

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

“Mother, do you know / I roam alone at night?” writes poet Essex Hemphill: “In one of these thick-lipped, / wet, black nights / while I’m out walking, / I find freedom in this village.” For Hemphill, a black gay poet and activist, the night symbolized a space of queer community (“this village”) based on erotic desire and discovery. Since long before Stonewall, nighttime and nightlife have sustained forms of queer social life, whether through dance parties and communal celebrations or in more private expressions of intimacy, friendship, and family.

In their collaborative audio installation, Nocturne, Columbus-based 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 an audio installation, with overhead speakers located at four points in the room. Over a two-hour period, voices pivot back and forth on each side of the room, articulating a loose dialogue punctuated by silence. 

Words by Danny Marcus

Interviewees 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

"Art After Stonewall" on ArtNews
"Art After Stonewall" in the Columbus Dispatch

One is Too Few and Two is Only One Possibility

For best results watch video with stereo headphones in a seated position*

“All that is unnameable falls away, gets lost, is murdered.”
— Harry Dodge & Maggie Nelson in The Argonauts

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is a phenomena of the body enacted in multitudes by online communities.

The web color “lavender” [#e6e6fa] was designed to match the lightest color of the flower that shares its name. Through distillation, its essential oil is marketed for its therapeutic, culinary, and cosmetic uses.

Lavender protects you from bad energies and cures skin abnormalities, promoting restfulness. Lavender can’t protect you from oppressive social cues, painful emotions, or invasive acts of bio-political aggression.In exploring the synthesis of lavender as culture and as commodity, resilience collides with vulnerability, pinks blend with blues, tranquility is met with static, qualities which form a flickering essence.

In search of a definition, one is too few and two is only one possibility.

one is too few and two is only one possibility at the Wexner Center for the Arts
one is too few for refigural magazine

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Little Birdie (Music Video)


Starring LIEU, A.S.L. Princess, Deion XY, Malaysia Jones
Solo Exhibitions
2018 one is too few and two is only one possibility, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio
2016 invalid Query, Skylab Gallery. Columbus, Ohio

Collaborative Exhibitions
Nocturne, Art After Stonewall Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
2017 WILL PLAY FOR SPACE Skylab Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2017 WILL PLAY FOR SPACE: MEATBALL, Spring/Break, Brooklyn, New York
2017 TanzKlub, source : vessel, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Tammy Time, City Center Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Selected Screenings
Fleshed Out, Milwaukee, WI (Forthcoming)
2017 THIS IS NOW: VIDEO SERIES, Roy G Biv, Columbus, Ohio
2017 Miloti Program One, "one is too few and two is only one possibility", Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 across the way, a hint of gold, The Old n Tangy, Columbus, Ohio
2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2016 Filter Bubble, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2016 NEW(er) AGE, studio14, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2016 Preternatural, Aberdeen Pavillion, Ottawa, Ontario
2016 New School II, Pearl Conrad Art Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
2016 MEAT SINK II, MINT Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2016 demaster, Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas, Nevada
2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2015 Elucidating The Obvious, Apostrophe’s Gallery, Syracuse, New York
2015 MEAT SINK, MINT Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Selected Publications
2017 “one is too few”, Refigural Magazine June 2017
2017 “in(formation)”, Hiss Magazine, June 2017
2016 “invalid Query”, Refigural Magazine, September 2016
2016 “YOUTH GROUP”, Refigural Magazine, March 2016
2015 “Tammy Tour”, Refigural Magazine, December 2015
2015 “After Words”, CURED Issue 1, MINT Collective, March 2015

Selected Press
Vice “Meet the Art Collective Fighting for PoC Visibility in Ohio”, 24 October, 2016
Dazed Digital, “The online magazine proving there’s no shame in ageing”, 11 January, 2016

2013—2017 BFA, Art & Technology
Honors Research Distinction, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2020 Artist Supply. Grant Greater Columbus Arts Council
2019 Artist Supply. Grant Greater Columbus Arts Council
2018 Artist Supply. Grant Greater Columbus Arts Council
2017 Aida Canarsa Snow Scholarship
2016 Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship
2016 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award
2016 Aida Canarsa Snow Scholarship
2016 Brian Bradesca Memorial Scholarship Award, Art and Technology emphasis