Queer Museum
       
     
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 In order to make a queer space more visible I vacuumed the carpet and put it on a pedestal.  What revealed itself was four months of lint, carpet, cat litter, cat hair, skin cells, human hair, dirt or what I call "queer lint."
       
     
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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}   My sometime collaborator and I made a lot of these silly drawings 8 years ago that we tried to hang up in a gallery but no one would show them, so in a way these drawings finally found a home.
       
     
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Queer Museum
       
     
Queer Museum

Dimensions variable, 2014.  Mixed media.

I began my own museum because I started looking at queer sections of museums or queer museums, such as the Pop-up Museum of Queer History in New York City, but I really didn't find these objects queer... but why not?  In terms of the displayed objects: some were given to me, some were purchased, while some were made by me, which is reflected in the labeling. 

I wanted to show the museum phenomenologically because I feel like that's the way it has to function. I have been thinking about moving these objects in a gallery setting but  the items would lose their relationship to each other and their surroundings.  I am not necessarily interested in institutional critique, but I am questioning the role of a museum as a private space and also positing what a museum of queer artifacts would look like.  

Perhaps if I had a personal thus physical relationship with the object would it determine its queerness or are they inherently queer? Using my room as a gallery or museum I made certain items from my past and present visible and in the process finding a place where these objects belong.

 

QueerMuseumGuestbook.jpg
       
     
QueerMuseumPotholder.jpg
       
     
QueerMuseumSmallSpace1.jpg
       
     
QueerMuseumLibrary.jpg
       
     
QueerMuseumSpace2.jpg
       
     
 In order to make a queer space more visible I vacuumed the carpet and put it on a pedestal.  What revealed itself was four months of lint, carpet, cat litter, cat hair, skin cells, human hair, dirt or what I call "queer lint."
       
     

In order to make a queer space more visible I vacuumed the carpet and put it on a pedestal.  What revealed itself was four months of lint, carpet, cat litter, cat hair, skin cells, human hair, dirt or what I call "queer lint."

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Many of these objects are just weird such as: a burnt dollhead, a doll with a moustachel, a singing doll, and a holographic Mary but are these objects queer because they are just weird or is my relationship to them queer?

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My sometime collaborator and I made a lot of these silly drawings 8 years ago that we tried to hang up in a gallery but no one would show them, so in a way these drawings finally found a home.

QueerMuseumDrawing1.jpg
       
     
baby.jpg
       
     
QueerMuseumHughMan.jpg
       
     
Queerotherside.jpg
       
     
event poster
       
     
event poster