SOLICITATIONS (MEMORY OF SPACE SOLICITS MEMORY OF DESIRE SOLICITS MEMORY OF SURVIVAL)
PERFORMANCE, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINTS ON MESH BANNERS, HARDWARE, SPRAY-PAINT.
In her study on the urban metropolis as a setting for queer collectivity in Queer Constellations, Dianne Chisholm asserts “a queer space is an activated zone made propriety by the occupant or flaneur, the wanderer. It is at once private and public… Our cities and landscapes double as queer spaces… The squares, the streets, the civic centers, the malls, the highways are the place of fortuitous encounters and juxtapositions. It is the place in which our sensibilities are tested; it is the place of the “show”. It is the space where desire intertwines with visceral sensibility, in the space of the everyday”.
SOLICITATIONS is a site-specific project reckoning with an archival questionnaire from the 1919 Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, founded by Magnus Hirschfeld in Berlin to support LGBTQIA folks. The works on mesh banners, material evocative of advertisement or construction among the urban streets, engage with the text and consider queer history, place-making, and futurity in the realm of public space.