Cabinets of Wonder: A Queer's Dialogue Between the Grotesque, the Curious and the Mundane
Grotesque Art and Cabinets of Curiosities trade on fascination with the unfamiliar, the unusual and the unnatural. In this installation I re-cast the grotesque to signify cultural attitudes over the centuries that have articulated the relationship between monstrosity and same-sex desire. In conversation with the Wall of Grotesques is a Cabinet of Curiosities. Collectors of the traditional cabinets endeavored to create order in a chaotic world. This cabinet enacts a revisionist history by framing and containing artifacts of queer life together with the mundane.