MSG SEEN! – not read. is an exhibition based on a new suite of text and video works with accompanying performances. The exhibition speaks to differing societal attitudes, political standpoints and laws and legislation regarding LGBTIQA+ citizens throughout cities in Northern Europe and Australia.
There is reference to hypersexualised text within the technological era and how we communicate via denotative text.
From Bergen to Kaunas, we no longer have to meet in person to find sex – although the density of suitors and superficiality may differ. Online, we have become accustomed to judging a book by its cover, rather than the substance behind a hot profile picture – but maybe that’s because reading a profile is too time-consuming in this sexy fast paced world.
Image: “the weeks wear me thin”30-minute performance. Documented here at cross][club, Prague, April 25th 2018. Photo Credit-Svetlana Lopato