ARCHITECTURE OF SILENCE
April 28th, 2017, artist Francesco Cavicchioli presents a new body of work titled:
We, as LGBTQ people, had to fight and to deal with one of the most un-human labels; the powers that be have strategically sought to rid us of our rights, life, and existence, all stemming from one word and label: “unnatural”.
We are ALL made of the same exact organic material, no matter what your sexual orientation is like, we, human beings, are ALL equally unnatural and natural.
In these works, I refuse the word “unnatural”. I used my subjects and process to present images (via layering) to present homo-aesthetics and sensuality in the most natural thing on Earth. The earth itself, the ground, the trees; nature. in-NATURE was photographed in places from my childhood. The very same places where I’ve been happy as a kid and the same places where I wet the ground with my tears when listening to the adult’s speeches, condemning me and my being; us. Internalized stigma creeps in very quickly as a child, especially when you feel alone, no sense of belonging or community, in fact, I started to feel UNNATURAL, an ABOMINATION. In these works, I reference the boy, the son, the playground, the cruising area, the lover and the man.
in-NATURE is a cathartic mission to reclaim oneself as righteous and valid and proudly part of this planet.
You can explore more of Cavicchioli’s works by visiting: www.francescocavicchioli.com
All works were kindly supplied by the artist.
Please ask the artist before using them.