Kendell Harbin
Asa Wilder
Asa Wilder

Kendell Harbin with Asa Wilder

Kansas City, MO

The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (RCMA)

The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (RCMA) is an ad hoc mobile media and research center exploring the correlation between queer history and a medium on the edge of obsolescence. Traveling across Mid-America, we transform everything from strip malls and lecture halls into media centers for outlying and underrepresented LGBTQ populations. RCMA provides free videotape digitization, film screenings, videography equipment access, and more.


Artist Bio

Kendell Harbin lives, works, and believes in Kansas City, MO. Since earning a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (2013), she has worked as a teaching artist, amateur archivist, project manager, curator, cook, moonlight barback, carpenter, fence painter, and even a substitute teacher for a day. Kendell was recently awarded an Artistic Innovations Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance (2017), Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC (2018), and Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation and KU Spencer Museum of Art (2017) for her work developing an ad hoc mobile media center serving LGBTQ communities in Middle-America.