Cum For Me One Last Time
In collabration with Callum Abbott (@intrafacial) for Untitled Folder issue 4. March 2019, London, U.K.
I started browsing gay porno on Tumblr in my senior year of high school, dating back to 2013. It played an unique and irreplaceable role in shaping my sexuality and exploring my identity from my late adolescence to early adulthood. After hearing the devastating news that all of the explicit content was going to be removed in mid December 2018, I wanked to my Tumblr “likes” as if it was the last time ever. It was romantic, yet perhaps more of a ritual. In the final days of the Tumblr porno era, we posted an open call to invite people to masturbate to their Tumblr, cum, take a photo of the cum and send it to us as a documentation of the collective online orgasm carnival, to in memory of this generational and cultural phenomenon.
9 December 2018, ASP4, ICA London, U.K.
I appropriate images from the male homosexual financial domination online group on Tumblr and the real Amazon wishlist of the “cash masters“ on amazon.com. After several experiments, with the french-fold technique, I hide the explanation texts and explicit images that they use to build the online masculine alter ego inside the “pockets” of the book. This is not an attempt to criticize the community but rather a study on how products are gendered, how does toxic masculinity become a commodity, how does the power shift when the “alpha men” ask for money and gifts, in what way they are emasculated, the performativity and absurdity of a hegemonic masculinity and the late capitalism definition of success.
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14 - 19 November 2018, UMBRA, Atrium Gallery LCC, London, U.K.
20- 23 July 2018, ;, Enterprise Projects, London, U.K.
Alpha Men’s Amazon Wishlist (dummy)
18 - 20 May 2018, Offprint London Art Book Fair, Tate Modern, London, U.K.