10 SEPTEMBER -
15 OCTOBER 2021
In the words of RuPaul, “We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag”. Nowhere is this clearer than on men-for-men dating apps - a world awash with geeks, leather daddies, jocks, businessmen, bears, skinheads and twinks.
In BODY COPY, artist Mitchell Moreno takes adverts found on these apps and tries to construct ‘ideal’ responses to them. The resulting self-portraits are at once rich, humorous, and unsettling.
Begun by Moreno while in recovery from body dysmorphic disorder, the series moves beyond the therapeutic to explore how queer masculinities are performative, codified, and unstable constructions, rooted in material and digital cultures.
This is the UK premier of BODY COPY following exhibitions at Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), Copenhagen Photo Festival (Denmark), Singapore International Photography Festival, and Encontros da Imagem (Portugal).