“Out of the Closet, Into the Internet”
︎ Printable PDF
Following the cancellation of 2020 Gay Pride events, “Out of the Closet, Into the Internet” brings celebration at the click of a download. The artists’ work will be accessible through a shared Google Drive folder - that can be viewed, reprinted, and displayed from the safety of one’s home. This process is not meant to confine Pride to a private space, but use social media as the blurring point between public and private life. Viewers can print and mount the work in any location, allowing for a personal invitation into the work.
It is very important that these artists came of age during the internet. Their work employs text, self-representation, social media, and different mediums. COVID-19 canceled Pride, but the Internet can bolster access to identity and belonging.
Juan Manuel Silverio