TELL ME WHY 
Time-based media installation – audio - three channel / photography - Duratran lightboxes (2m X 70cm X 25 cm). Dimensions: variable
An audio- and photo-based installation that aims to draw an historical lineage between gay politics of the late 60s/early 70s (Stonewall generation) and gay politics around AIDS. The installation presents three 'figures' in the form of free-standing lightboxes who are positioned in a darkened space. Each lightbox has a cliché image of gay men from the cover of gay pulp novel of the late-60s. One speaks about a reconsideration of celibacy, while another speaks about promiscuity all in the context of AIDS. The final figure speaks about disco and a time before AIDS. This work is a means to mourn the generation of gay men who were on the frontline of first wave of the epidemic.
Wright Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles
Companion work to (TELL ME WHY) THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF DISCO
TELL ME WHY is part of the DISCO PROJECT about the role that disco played in the formation of gay identity in light of AIDS
INSTALLATION VIEW: Wright Art Gallery (Los Angeles)