January 2020: Zach enrolled in PIMA 7020, a course which focused on Archiving and Community Engagement
February 2020: Zach became interested in researching Emotional Intimacy in the LGBTQIA community as a result of class discussions
March 2020: The COV-ID 19 pandemic forced a lockdown across the world
Early April 2020: Zach began conducting virtual, one-on-one interviews about Emotional Intimacy in the LGBTQIA community
End of April 2020: Zach assembled a group to take part in a ritual where we symbolically and physically destroyed barriers to Intimacy. You may watch the video here
May 2020: Emotional Intimacy Group began having regular meetings
August/ September 2020: The number of participants expanded, creating two synchronous groups and an asynchronous group
November 2020: First public presentation of the piece using QR codes
December 2020: The title "Gabbing with Gays" was coined
January 2021: Logo finalized
February 2021: Long Island City was chosen as the location for "Gabbing with Gays."
March 2021: Second public presentation of "Gabbing with Gays."
April 2021: Creation and field testing of the logo, stickers, signs, and QR codes
May 2021: The launch of the Walking Tour
June 2021: Pride Stories
October 2021: Porch Plays Festival at Snug Harbor
Snelstroom Festival, South Africa (virtual)
November 2021: Began collaborating with Amanda Wu and Ying Chen on MiSWiP, a queer creative collective.
January 2022: Formed an Emotional Intimacy group on Meetup.com, to attract a wider audience.
April 2022: Took part in Pioneers Go East Collective's Crossroad Series at CPR
May 2022: Curated Coming out for 2022 at Stonewall with MiSWiP.
June 2022: The Resilience Was Always There opened as part of the Yes And survey exhibit at the Staten Island Museum.
June- July 2022: Activated Seeing with Your Heart and Soul at Easton Mountain.
If you want to hear more about my process, listen to my Artist's Talk interview.