In Joiri Minaya’s process for #dominicanwomengooglesearch she cuts out images from a google search for “Dominican women.” She collages body parts with a cliche’ tropical print resulting in a critique of the tropical imagination and sexualization of Caribbean womxn as exotic, seductive, and consenting without exception. This juxtaposition engages questions of conditioned desire and highlights the tension between our ability to manipulate an algorithm insistent on classifying our online behavior, and the unfolding of our own understanding of shared culture, identity, and gender norms.
In [Unsubscribe] the internet serves as a source shaped by many communities, human and non-human, to present complex perspectives on heteronormativity, economic sense, social engagement, and identity. While we welcome the internet’s limitlessness potential, we insist on remaining critical of its use, dissemination of information, and perception as neutral turf
Curated by: GeoVanna Gonzalez and Naiomy Guerrero.
Header photo credit: Stefan Hagen.