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No Exit 2

No Exit 2 is a new comedy short film starring Cricket Arrison, Scott Burke, and Lucia A. Treasure which is currently in submission for film festivals. The screenplay for No Exit 2 was commissioned by Gregg Wilhelm for CityLit's 2014 FreeFall Baltimore program, entitled Geo-Poe: A Literary Geo-caching Adventure.

Santa Librada performing at the Windup Space

Santa Librada is a hard rock quartet from Baltimore. Described as "the good, liberating, force of unrepentant, bombastic rock and roll and womanhood" by Waxy Jane's Hannah Clawson in a 2017 interview, Santa Librada makes impassioned, unparalleled music about being trans, queer, and female. Santa Librada will release our debut album due in early 2018.

Queer Interiors / The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt

Queer Interiors/The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt was an year-long collaborative installation at the Baltimore Museum of Art examining the breadth and depth of the Baltimore LGBTQI+ community.

Equal+Opposite

(single channel video, 5:20, 2008) From the early silents of Lubitsch to The Crying Game and beyond, gender-variant characters persistently provide cinematic shock upon the revelation of their "true sex." Turning the focus away from the gender-variant body, "Equal+Opposite" instead explores the range of physical and emotional reactions by "protagonists" to transgendered bodies, from curiosity to revulsion. Premiered at MIX21 Queer Experimental Film Festival, October 2008.

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About Rahne

Rahne Alexander is a multimedia artist, producer, musician, and performer. Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country, and she is an alumna of Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center. Queer Interiors, a year-long collaborative multimedia installation was commissioned by the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2016. A component of this installation,The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt, was awarded a Saul Zaentz Innovation in Film and Media Fund fellowship.... more

New Narrative Video Work

I've recently completed a short film, No Exit 2, which is currently in submission for film festivals. No Exit 2 stars Cricket Arrison, Scott Burke, and Lucia A. Treasure. The screenplay for No Exit 2 was commissioned by Gregg Wilhelm for CityLit's 2014 FreeFall Baltimore program, entitled Geo-Poe: A Literary Geo-caching Adventure.

An other narrative comedy short, Here's To Living Alone, premiered in 2017 as a segment of Exquisite Corpse, the Melissa LaMartina-produced experimental collaborative feature film. Following digital release of the full feature, Here's To Living Alone will be made available to the public via my Vimeo channel. Pending digital release, links to my short will be made available upon request by emailing me at rahne.alexander@gmail.com

  • No Exit 2

    Scott Burke and Lucia A. Treasure star as Edgar Allan Poe and Dorothy Parker in No Exit 2
  • Still from Here's To Living Alone

    Lucia A. Treasure and Gina Denton star in a still from "Here's To Living Alone," premiered in 2017 as a segment of Exquisite Corpse, the Melissa LaMartina-produced experimental collaborative feature film. Following digital release of Exquisite Corpse, "Here's To Living Alone" will be made available to the public. Pending digital release, links to my short will be made available upon request by emailing me at rahne.alexander@gmail.com
  • A banner ad for the premiere of Exquisite Corpse in July 2017

    A banner ad for the premiere of Exquisite Corpse in July 2017

Memoir

2018 will see progress in my multimedia memoir, which will feature several components, including a book, an experimental video, and recorded music.

Some pieces of this memoir have already seen publication in some print and online periodicals, including the City Paper, What Weekly, and Queen Mob's Teahouse.

One essay for this memoir will debut in The Resilience Anthology from Heartspark Press. Said to the largest collection of writing from transwomen and AMAB non-binary people to be published to date, this anthology is due out in late 2017 or early 2018

50'♀

50'♀is a popular music experiment by Rahne Alexander, both solo and in collaboration with other artists.

50'♀contributed a recording of "Came So Far For Beauty" to Last Year's Man, a Baltimore tribute to Leonard Cohen, in 2017. This recording, made with pianist/vocalist Christina Reitemeyer, was a featured selection in a City Paper article in the summer of 2017, and performed live for the first time at the Baltimore Transgender Alliance's Trans March of Resilience Banquet in November 2017.

Additional Video & Visual Work

Selected video & exhibitions

In 2016, the Baltimore Museum of Art awarded me the opportunity for a year-long collaborative installation, which became Queer Interiors/The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt (2016-17). It was an amazing and unique experience, and it was covered by Cara Ober for Hyperallergic and Kate Drabinski for the City Paper.

Highlights from my Vimeo channel

Oh Amelia (2017)
"Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization." - Amelia Earhart

Equal+Opposite (2009)
From the early silents of Lubitsch to The Crying Game and beyond, gender-variant characters persistently provide cinematic shock upon the revelation of their "true sex." Turning the focus away from the gender-variant body, "Equal+Opposite" instead explores the range of physical and emotional reactions by "protagonists" to transgendered bodies, from curiosity to revulsion. Premiered at MIX21 Queer Experimental Film Festival, October 2008.

Simoom (2009)
Communication breaks down in the wake of disaster. Based on “MS. Found in a Bottle” by Edgar Allan Poe. Commissioned for Baltimore Museum of Art Poe Anniversary exhibition, December 2009

Let's Get Out of Here (2006)
An homage to Hollywood's allegedly most-uttered line. Awarded "Way Cool Film Geek" Jury Prize at Microcinefest 2006. Noted in the New York Times Magazine 18 Feb 2015. ("Should We Stay Or Should We Go?", Virginia Heffernan, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/magazine/should-we-stay-or-should-we-...)

Additional Music & Performance

Selected Additional Past & Present Music and Performance

While these projects are currently hibernating, every project rekindles from time to time.

MUSIC
Flaming Creatures (rock & roll fun in collaboration with filmmaker Kristen Anchor)
The Degenerettes (an institution of queer feminist rock & roll music in Baltimore since 2005)
Guided By Wire (perhaps the only all-trans Neko Case/Guided by Voices cover band in the world, in collaboration with Jack Pinder of Manners Manners)

COMEDY
Standup comedy (occasional standup sets, pending booking with the 2018 Freeze Peach festival)
Everybody All The Time (live talk show with Fiona Crowley, ran intermittently at Windup Space from 2013-2015)

  • Guided By Wire, the Supergroup

    In September 2017, Guided By Wire became a supergroup for a night, expanding beyond our traditional duo (Rahne Alexander & Jack Pinder) to include pedal steel virtuoso Susan Alcorn, bassist Mickey Dehn, drummer Sharon Santos, and keyboardist Christina Reitemeyer.