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Ephemera (plural noun) /əˈfem(ə)rə/ /əˈfɛm(ə)rə/: 1. Things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
1.1 Items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.
I’ve always been enamored with the word ephemera. It has always felt deeply romantic and at the same time insubstantial. It’s all the tiny, mundane details that really bring something to life. Ephemera is a word, when paired with the Queer experience, that can mean so many things. For me, it brings to mind things that are so often fleeting in queer lives: our safety, our families, our pride, our relationships, and even our lives themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what ephemera means to you, to seeing glimpses of your own life’s memorabilia.
My hope for this exhibition is to give voice to the struggles, the fears, the successes, the joys, and the uncertainties of the queer community in this strange, new reality. -Chloe