BREAK MY BODY, HOLD MY BONES

March 27, 2011 - April 17, 2011
CCS Bard Galleries

Questions of queer embodiment in a “post-AIDS” culture are posed in a multimedia installation by the Baltimore-based collaboration DUOX (Malcolm Lomax and Daniel Wickerham). What are the forms, affects, capacities, and connections of the queer body? How does it respond to the legacy of AIDS – no longer experienced as an overt crisis in the gay community, but no less constitutive of its practices? How does queerness inhabit the landscape of online avatars, social networking, viral video, and multiple forms of digital being? Merging digital and analog technologies through a practice informed by performance and appropriation, DUOX presents an environment that reflects on and embodies an emergent sensibility: the becoming-viral of the digital queer.

Malcolm Lomax is a Baltimore-based artist with a BFA from the Maryland College of Art and Design. His practice includes installation, video, photography, performance, sculpture, painting and internet-based productions. His work has been exhibited at the Fox Gallery (Baltimore), Rush Arts (New York), and The Green Lantern (Washington D.C.) among other venues. Working under the name DUOX, he collaborates with the artist Daniel Wickerham. Recent DUOX projects include the digital magazine MasX, and the exhibitions King Me (Open Space, Baltimore) and Museum of Modern Twink (GLCCB, Baltimore).

Daniel Wickerham is a Baltimore-based artist with a BFA from the Maryland College of Art and Design. His practice includes installation, video, photography, performance, sculpture, painting and internet-based productions. His work has been exhibited at Plexus Contemporary (Kentucky), OTTO (Brooklyn), Asia Song Society (New York), and Envoy Enterprise (New York) among other venues. He is a member of the Loshadka collective with whom he has exhibited at Envoy and curated for Light Industry (Brooklyn).

Break My Body, Hold My Bones is curated by Nathan Lee as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree in curatorial studies.

 

 


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