Jonathan Hanisits

PDX PHALLUSIES - graphic content

WARNING: Graphic Content
PDX Phallusies
is a print series response inspired by antisocial tendencies on gay social networking applications. It focuses on the social and cultural impact of social networking applications on the male identifying queer community. When I was exploring my homosexuality, procuring sexual imagery was a secretive, and difficult process. Connections with other queers were explored in chat rooms, and browser history clearing was a nightly ritual to maintain secrecy.

Now we live in a world where personal, highly sexual imagery is shared between strangers across great distances and close proximities alike. Message exchanges occur between users mere feet apart - digital confidence is abundant, while intention is vague. Have these tools led to more connection, or more isolation?