Wallpaper, photographs, and editions
This is the collection that started it all — porn downloaded from sex and social web sites starting in the late 90s. A hundred images grew to one then two thousand and inevitably the images spilled over into my studio. The archive documents the history of the selfie and the formation of a networked queer aesthetic. Moreover it’s a self-portrait without picturing me. The wallpaper is made with 1,860 images arranged in Photoshop using a contact sheet filter, pre-Google. The pattern is printed on newspaper to intentionally yellow and rip.
Then I used the collection to create low-res family photograph interventions.
Acknowledgements: collections ABC No Rio (New York); exhibitions NY Photo Festival (New York), Rencontres d'Arles (France), Front Room Gallery (New York), ABC No Rio (New York), Cuchifritos Gallery (New York); photography Jade Doskow and Stephan Ruiz