Darkrooms: retracing childhood memories

Abdullah Qureshi (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Darkrooms: retracing childhood memories, coinciding with Helsinki Pride Week, is a multi-media exhibition that uses acts of memory to re-enact traumatic pasts and sexual encounters.

Within gay culture, darkrooms are highly sexual spaces that are exclusively used for cruising and anonymous sex. It is a labyrinth of men, where you move through the maze, feeling different bodies. Performing. Grinding. Submitting. To this end, through thoughts, conversations and a reflective process, the presented body of paintings and video/audio sculptures explore an explicit and uncomfortable parallel between child abuse and consensual sex.

Solo Exhibition
21 - 26 June 2018
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherThird Space
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2018


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