In der Nicht is a look at the insidious nature of body dysmorphia, an absurd look at the objective anatomical shape and the insecurities that come with it. As a queer man, I stand at a strange intersection of privilege and marginalization. Media often allows (white, cis) gay men exposure, but only when they fit the mold of more conventional, masculine beauty. Further, the art scene within the queer community is filled with images of the idealized, chiseled white male body. You are given acceptance and attention, but only when you have something to offer, which usually manifests in sex, the body, and genetics. As a person contributing to this scene, I often contemplate the work I put out and the images I create. Where do I stand at the crux of sex and art? Where does my body stand? These are thoughts that have sat with me as I lay alone in bed at night, becoming, in a way, the things that go bump in der nicht.
Annie Walton Doyle
Ameerah de Chabert