David Hoyle: My Global Agenda
What is a "queer home"?
As part of Outburst Arts 2016, Outburst and the British Council explored the idea of home through a series of digital commissions - asking some of the most interesting UK artists – including Cat Brogan, Le Gateau Chocolat, David Hoyle, Gerry Potter and Robert Softley, most of whom will be performing at this year’s festival – to create short films exploring the question: What does ‘home’ mean to us as queer people?
HOME as in blood family
HOME as in chosen family and queer kinships
HOME as in where we feel we belong
HOME as in the space we inhabit, whether that's city or nation
HOME in relation to the LGBTQ diaspora and those who have left their birth home to be themselves more freely elsewhere
HOME in relation to those who had to leave home because it was dangerous to be openly queer there
HOME for those who have not been able to leave home and occupy a closet there
HOME for those who have left other parts of the world to settle in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere
HOME as in future ways of living for LGBTQ people
HOME as metaphor for queer people
The queerness of HOME
The fantasty of HOME