In his lecture, Gabe Rubin will present his practice as a multimedia artist and composer, where he explores the mythopoeic history of transgender representation in theater, art, and literature from Leonor Fini to Caravaggio and Henry Darger. Experimenting with the psychoacoustic and hormonal nature of vocal production, he deconstructs the use of voice as a marker of age, sex, and authenticity.
In recent years, Gabe Rubin's films have been screened at the Brooklyn Film Festival and the MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival. He has performed in Shelley Hirsch’s Book-Bark-Tree-Line for Blank Forms, in Jill Kroesen’s Collecting Injustices at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as featured in Soraya Zaman’s trans-masculine photo series American Boys, published by Daylight Books. Together with Felix Bernstein he is represented by David Lewis Gallery in New York. Their work has been presented at Reena Spaulings, the Drawing Center in New York and MOCA Los Angeles.