GRAPHIC DESIGN, PRINT, 3D MODELING
visualize the ambiguous, sometimes indescribable queerness that so many LGBTQ people feel in a heterosexist society? I chose to render amorphous, shifting letterforms hovering above a magenta sea. Purple, along with neon pink, has a history of tradition in radical queer politics, and by breaking with traditional typographic convention and contorting type in three dimensions, I sought to accurately represent the curatorial direction of the show.
"Queer Terrortories brings together emerging contemporary artists engaging with politics of anti-assimilation. As gayness enters the mainstream, assimilation to white heteronormativity becomes increasingly privileged over the voices of trans* and POC members in the LGBTQ+ community. Yet queerness remains under attack. Anti-LGBTQ+ legislation rises while queer bodies struggle under the threat of fatal violence, and the mainstream media repeatedly co-opts queer people’s trauma for political spectacle. Through performance, multimedia installation, drawing, and photography, the featured artists in this exhibition consider the aesthetics of terror in relation to acts of queerness and illustrate the radical way in which queer artists define their own physical and emotional territories. Each artist uniquely employs networks within their practice—social media and the Internet, queer and feminist theory, or a collective-as-queer family—to resist societal and systematic oppression. These networks become platforms for trauma to be processed, safety and futurity to be imagined, and sexualities and genders to be celebrated."