The Bottom is a space which renegotiates perceived or enforced queer shame and inferiority into self-acceptance. As a tufted rug displayed on the floor, it embraces inferiority, mirroring the sentiments behind the reclamation of the word "queer," abjection and abject art, and queer leather sex scenes.
This project was funded by the Dan and Ted Gadawski Callum project grant through the Spectrum Center.
On view at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Adapt: The 2019 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performances, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.