s-l-i-c-e is proud to announce «Heterosexual Panic», a large-scale installation and publication launch by Timo Seber and MYSTI.
The exhibition title «Heterosexual Panic» derives from ‘Homosexual / Gay Panic’, a term used in the USA as a legal defence strategy. It is intended to justify a temporary lack of control, triggered by unwanted, sexual approaches by same-sex people, which lead to violent outbreaks and murder. Scientific attempts to justify Homosexual Panic as temporary insanity, are part of a system that legitimises an amalgam of irrational fears, hatred, and structural discrimination against homosexuality. Inverting the term, Seber and MYSTI’s «Heterosexual Panic» considers homosexual narratives within a world that consistently re-establishes heterosexuality as the standard for coexistence.
Timo Seber (*1984, Cologne, Germany) studied at Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, in the classes of Marcel Odenbach and Johannes Wohnseifer (2006-2011). Seber is represented by Galerie Tobias Naehring. His current solo show «I’d appreciate your input» is on at Galerie Tobias Naehring, Berlin 02.07. – 28.08.2021.
MYSTI, a soured queen, prefers not to write about art like notches on a bedpost the way most artist bios get read.
s-l-i-c-e is a curatorial initiative set up in 2020 by Rory Biddulph and Robert Prideaux. It was created to allow artists, curators and performers to develop new projects.
This exhibition was made possible with the kind support of: UFER_STUDIOS