Miki Foster

Trevor Maps the Castro
Mixed media
2010

Disorientating the Castro
Single channel video
2010

Miki Foster (left; above and below), Nomi Lamm (right)
Work in Exhibition:

Disorientating the Castro
Single channel video
2010

Trevor Maps the Castro
Mixed media
2010
(Close-up and gallery view)

LINEAGE Project Artist

"One by one I have been matchmaking people with the archives of those who have died, asking each to invent a response." - E.G. Crichton, LINEAGE curator.

Miki Yamada Foster is an Oakland based digital media artist. She graduated with an MFA in Digital Arts/New Media from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2009. Her current work explores queer craft, maps and technologies of orientation. She weaves audio and video narratives through craft work and new/old networks of public display.
Trevor Hailey was born Evelyn Fondren in Jackson, Mississipi in 1941. She referred to her story of coming to San Francisco as "classic". She arrived in San Francisco as a Navy nurse in 1972 just as the gay community began to settle in the Castro District. In the late 1980s Trevor created "Cruisin' the Castro", a walking tour that educated visitors about the history and politics of the Castro. Between 1989 and 2005 she took thousands of people on her tours and garnered popularity around the world for the wisdom and wit she possessed in telling her community's story.