BODY COPY is a photo-text series exploring the performance of queer masculinities in digital culture.
From a data set of one thousand lines of found text collected from male same-sex hook-up sites, Moreno chose 40 adverts and attempted to create "ideal" responses through self-portrait.
Acting as stylist, set decorator, subject and photographer, each image was made on a shoe-string budget in a corner of the artist's flat.
Moreno is in recovery from body dysmorphic and eating disorders, and the project began as a means of addressing the crisis of being photographed and of seeing themselves.
Moving beyond the psychotherapeutic, the series explores how queer masculinities are unstable constructions, rooted in material and digital cultures and inextricably linked to the interests of neoliberalism.
2023 Circulation(s), Paris, France (forthcoming)
2023 Levi Strauss Centre, Paris, France (forthcoming)
2022 Preus National Museum of Photography, Norway
2021 Photofusion, London, UK (solo show)
2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia
2020 Singapore International Photo Festival
2020 Copenhagen Photo Festival (physical show cancelled due to Covid-19)
2020 Emergentes at Encontros da Imagem, Portugal
2022 Lens Culture, essay by Joanna Cresswell
2021 LOUPE, issue 12 (cover and lead feature), interview by Megan Wilson De Le Mare
2021 Photomonitor, exhibition review by Ricardo Reveron Blanco
2019 British Journal of Photography, issue 7890