The Joy of Destruction
BACKLIT, Nottingam 21 April - 18 June 2023

Feautring; Rebecca Allen, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown, Wingshan Smith and Robert Yang.

The Joy of Destruction presents a series of environments that focus on the radical destruction of the many power structures found in mainstream gaming, world-building, and simulation.

The exhibition celebrates Queer and Avant-Garde practices that engage in protest and resistance. The artists present various approaches in which they navigate through oppressive systems whilst simultaneously building new transformative spaces.

Through play and immersion, the artists allow us as an audience to experience and inhabit difference, alternative ways of being, and otherness.

Curated by Matthew Chesney and Jazz Swali

︎Exhibition guide