Love Letters To The Horizon
Ava Lacoon-Robinson, Joshua di Mattina-Beven, Kaylee Rankin, Kieran Butler (Love Club), Laura Luciana, Leilani Talula Knight, Lev Kaya, Lingam Brown, Rattus Bedlington, Risako Katsumata, Samuel Luke Beatty, Ziggy Grana
Curated by Ava Lacoon-Robinson and Joshua di Mattina-Beven
When: 9th - 30th June 2022
Opening: Thursday 9th June 6-8pm
Location: SCASS Backspace, Level 3 Wentworth building, USYD, Darlington. Gadigal Land.
Adolescence is a process of becoming - a linear timeline often disrupted by the pressures and setbacks of growing up queer. ‘Love Letters to the Horizon’ offers a suspended space of reflection: Now that we are closer to our truths than ever before, how might we reclaim these pasts and reach for new futures?
Considering the non-linear temporalities of queer existence, we’ve asked artists within our queer community to present offerings to their horizons. The collection celebrates the often uncelebrated, tumultuous reality of queer adolescence, revelling in its endless exploration as we reject static notions of queer existence. Varied in medium, atmosphere and influence, we hope the abundance of queer experience may reveal itself to us - and the utopias of present, past and future may be realised. Historically, letters have held the private worlds of queer lovers. The love letters of our participants may not look the same, but the tender reflections, utopian visions and overflowing love persists in perpetuity.
We can’t wait to meet you x
“we have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future” – Jose Esteban Munoz