modern homosexual (online)

by sally

through this multimedia work , sally expresses their frustration navigating the modern (male) (online) world of homosexuality .

the work speaks to the exaggeration , falsification , presentation and objectification of the (white) male body and it's sexual value .

the large , white , tattooed phallus hangs as bait . displayed and exaggerated to produce a powerful effect of longing , desire and dominance or fear . equipped with a harness , the phallus is available for use by anyone , regardless of their physical reality beyond what is on display .

sally exists within the space , displayed and on display , bound by rope , a jockstrap is covering their face . this hyper-sexual garment is all that sally is able to see , proving them to be blinded by sexuality but unable to interact with the 'real' object of desire .

'i cannot see the forest for the trees'

sally is trapped in this new realm of sexual pursuit , however they are unable to actually pursue , interact or discover anything real .

Little Sister is an auxiliary gallery space, adjacent to Bodega Thirteen. The gallery is located at 1446 Dundas St. West, Toronto.

Elizabeth Arlow