How Deep is Your Love
Opening 10.01.18 6-8pm
Artist Talks 25.01.18 6-7pm
'How Deep Is Your Love' is dedicated to preserving ephemera that are evidence of queer sexual resistance.
A peephole, a portal. A hole in the stall incites responses of several kinds. It goes unnoticed by few, marks a moment of anxiety for some and aids as an avenue to pleasure for others. Peering and presenting, the performers take turns to entice each other. Receptive mates meet in the middle, jostling underneath the stall wall, where they can connect physically, finally, any limitation a pleasure in itself. Oftentimes, one invites another into their cubicle; a response for those who prefer unfettered contact.
Peepholes are cut, covered and re-cut. So it goes. The lifecycle of the peephole continues on the basis that one person’s defacement is another’s threshold of desire.
Yiorgo Yiannopoulos is an artist based in Sydney whose work is devoted to the systems through which people meet each other. His work speaks to the ways we negotiate our desires, revealing both the pragmatism and the meticulously choreographed seduction at play. Yiorgo is focused on spaces which allow for people to fulfill their desires and find intimacy in covert ways which often defy convention. His research into the queer sexual geography of Sydney takes a multifaceted approach, contrasting empirical practices with deeply personal methodologies.
Yiorgo graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with First Class Honours (2015) and was the recipient of the Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award (2015). He has presented work in solo and group exhibitions locally and interstate.