More often than not, the introduction of a queer partner is veiled behind the label of a ‘friend’, subtly disguising the relationship and also negotiating the boundaries of acceptance within one’s family. This tacit acknowledgement creates an illusion of approval of the relationship; a delicate balance, which bridges two worlds. Code switching and traveling is common for those living between these parallel identities of being someone’s child and someone else’s lover.
We won’t reveal too much, except to say that Dylan will be presenting a new body of work here, one that invites you to investigate the thresholds we use to gain acceptance from someone else’s family. Stay tuned for more conversations between Dylan and Lizzie as friends and collaborators, exploring concepts of permeability and the time we spend in between the roles of ‘child’ and ‘adult’, between ‘friend’ and ‘partner’, between knowing, seeing, and accepting.
Venue: I_S_L_A_N_D_S, 5 Coleman St, Excelsior Shopping Centre, B1-07B Singapore 179805
When: 2 Dec 2022 - 14 Jan 2023,