(2022 - ongoing)
Fish Tank is a visual research in progress. 2 years of making stories about the LGBTQIA+ community bring me closer to reflections on freedom, identity and corrective violence in more clandestine spaces. Married and socially assumed heteronormative men repress their diverse sexual desires to continue to maintain their position of power.
In dating apps, the core of this story begins to reveal itself.
"I'm married. Discreet."
It is the first sentence that detonates my interest.
In dating applications there are very particular dynamics. One of the most important is "location". Married men who wish to experience their sexuality with other men, usually keep silent in this type of sexual transactions. This clandestinity proposes some activities in relation to space-sex-time. "With place" or "Without place" are the most common. The first is more "intimate", but the sexual action must be quick. The second one generates some very interesting links with the "public", it also leaves more visible signs of the sexual act.
Last year I started this research that now keeps me chatting with married men, exploring public bathrooms with my camera and rethinking the image.
The WHO says: "more than twice as many men as women commit suicide (12.6 per 100,000 men compared to 5.4 per 100,000 women). Psychiatrist Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler states that "suicide is a male phenomenon", She also adds "suicide is the leading cause of death in men between 20 and 45 years...". Most male suicides are associated with the social pressure that men experience due to gender stereotypes. by gender stereotypes.
This work combines different visual disciplines: photography, chats and AI.