© SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY, 2021.
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: Somebody's Midnight
Feb 14 - Apr 26, 2021
“ONLY AT MIDNIGHT ARE THERE THREE.
AM I WAITING 4 YOU OR ARE YOU WAITING 4 ME?
MOVE HEART 2 HEART ++ TOUCH/EXIT 2 SUBMIT.
IT’LL MEAN SOMETHING 2 SOMEONE
IF YOU PRESSED S[E/IN]N(E)D && DID COMMIT.”
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: Somebody's Midnight is an interactive, open love letter by SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY. Only accessible between midnight and 1 AM (in each viewers’ unique timezone), the text becomes a call and response, asking viewers to reflect on old connections as we long, desire, wish, and hope from our isolation. In the end, like all communications, this one breaks down quickly, forcing us to either act quickly or revisit it in order to complete the transmission.
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is a new media artist and poet. Known for using sound, video, and performance, Holloway shapes the rhetorics of technology and sexuality into tools for exposing structures of power. Holloway’s work often critically engages the technical language of instruction, especially the aesthetics and mechanics of practices from queer feminist BDSM communities, to direct viewers to read, play, or listen their way through narratives that guide them in and out of visceral memories, asking them to confront difficult emotions like desire, shame, or regret and to employ them as mechanisms to navigate through and/or away from abuses of power.
*This project is created with support from Nick Briz and the netizen.org community via crucial co-thinking and co-developing.