Hi everyone, It is Fred again. (@iffybiro & @fredashleighthornton)
As Pride month starts, I get excited to see all the colours in the street and see all the beautiful people celebrating who they are. But alas, as a physically disabled and mentally ill queer, I am not about all that marching and all that noise. Happy to watch it, never want it to go away, but let me sit down in a quiet corner. This is part of why I love ARTICLE 16 so much. Showing the quieter more everyday part of queer lives, best visible at night with the nostalgic feel of super 8mm film. It is comforting and reassuring to me with my own familial trauma to see domestic representation of the LGBTQ+ community existing peacefully in the loving families they have built for themselves.
ARTICLE 16 is a new video art piece by Asten Holmes-Elliott exhibiting @johnhansardgallery, @aspacearts The Alfred Arcade, and The Spark Building @solentuniversity, until 19th June.