Alright, be honest. How often do you wake up and ask yourself: “Are queer individuals really liberated from heteronormative constructs of sexuality, or are we simply living in a digitized version of historic modes of oppression?”
Most days, right? That’s what I thought. And that’s what artist Sean Chamberlain wonders, too. That’s why he decided to start making art out of Grindr profiles.
That’s right. The Portland-based artist starting blowing up Grindr profiles, cutting holes in them, and calling the series “Glory Hole.” It’s a move so simple, so brilliant, you wonder how no one could have hit on it before. I mean, really!
But it’s serious guys, really. Chamberlain wants answers to some questions here. Like: “Has the setting simply changed from parks, bathroom stalls and clubs to iPhones, apps and one-night stands?”
So that answers that. Glad we had this talk, Sean. Real glad.