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.
Heterosexual Panic coincides with Timo Seber’s exhibition I'd appreciate your input at Galerie Tobias Naehring 02.07.2021 - 28.08.2021, and with Tanznacht at Uferstudios 21.-24.07.2021.
Timo Seber (*1984, Cologne, Germany), studied at Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, in the classes of Marcel Odenbach and Johannes Wohnseifer (2006-2011). Select solo exhibitions include Name something that isn't a shadow of its former self (Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig, 2019), GO (Ludwig Forum, Aachen, 2016), Twitch (Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2015) and The Azaria Mystery (Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, 2013). Timo Seber was a resident artist at the Villa Kamogawa (Goethe-Institut, 2018) and received the Columbus Förderpreis by the German Kunstverein Network in 2015.
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. s-l-i-c-e invites artists, curators, and performers to develop new projects at Ufer Studios, a performance arts venue based in central Berlin. Please visit www.s-l-i-c-e.com for more information and to view upcoming projects.