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Press & Bibliography

Bradford Nordeen, Yesterday Once More, exhibition brochure (PDF), Dirty Looks, 27 June 2012

Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans, “Failures to Communicate,” Original Plumbing Blog, 22 May 2012

Michelle Tea, "Chris and Greg Are a SPECTACLE," RADAR Blog, 2 May 2012

Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour, Two Point Oh, Little Paper Planes, 2012. (Publication accompanying online exhibition, January 17 to February 29, 2012)

Danny Orendorff and Adrienne Skye Roberts, Suggestions of a Life Being Lived: A Queer Exploration of Three Public Themes, SF Camerawork Press, 2011 

Alexandra Juhasz, Learning from YouTube, MIT Press, 2011

Beth Pickens, “2011 RADAR Lab Artists: Meet Mr. & Mr. Vargas–Youmans,” RADAR Blog, 27 July 2011

H.P. Mendoza, “The New Camp (Pt. 3)” Queerious, 18 Feb. 2011

Sura Wood, “Transgressions & An Activist Stance,” Review of SF Camerawork exhibition Suggestions of a Life Being Lived, Bay Area Reporter 16 Sept. 2010

“Moment Geek,” Bang Bang, Pure FM, Belgium, 12 Sept. 2010
(listen to audio clip here—en français!)

Carmen Winant, “Suggestions of Life Being Lived,” Review of SF Camerawork exhibition, KQED 9 Sept. 2010

Lucas Crawford, “Identities Aplenty: Filmmaker Chris Vargas Explores the Changing Meanings of Identity,” VUE Weekly 776, 2–8 Sept. 2010

Alexandra Juhasz, “The Incredibly Unproductive Fake,” No More Potlucks 4, Summer 2009

Greg Youmans interviewed by Chris Vargas, “Fuck/Stalk/Love: A Section Dedicated to the Admirers,” Original Plumbing 1, Fall 2009

H.P. Mendoza, “Four In Focus: Fruit Fly Director H.P. Mendoza,” IndieWIRE, 13 July 2009

Awards & Distinctions

2011 3rd Annual RADAR Lab, Writers Retreat, Akumal, Mexico

2011 Golden Snail Artists Residency, Brookings, Oregon

2010 Eisner Prize for Film and Video (Honorable Mention), UC Berkeley

2010 Phelan, Murphy, and Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, San Francisco         Foundation

2008 Best Episodic Work, There is Always a Machine Between Us, SF         Camerawork

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