Coming Out, Coming Home
Coming Out, Coming Home – An interactive community portrait project for the Queer Chinese in Australia community
What does the word ‘home’ mean to you? A physical dimension, a metaphor for safety and connections, or a sense of safety and belonging. In the Chinese context, home is the base point of our existence in the world. And coming out means to be an exile on a journey, searching for a sense of belonging to somewhere or someone that we may finally call home. That is the story of our lives.
Coming Out, Coming Home is an interactive photography exhibition and life story collection from the Queer Chinese in Australia community. Immerse in an audio-visual, multimedia experience including portrait photography, interactive art installation and documentary-style narration. Learn the resilience and reflection of Queer Chinese people as first-generation migrants, Australian-born-Chinese, and international students of all ages and identities in search of belonging and finding a home away from home. This exhibition is the first time in Australia that the Chinese Queer community takes centre stage and speaks their truth.
The exhibition is presented by Australia and New Zealand Tongzhi Rainbow Alliance (ANTRA), a non-profit empowering the Chinese-speaking LGBTQ+ community in Australia, in partnership with Melbourne-based boutique art studio Gentle Glacier Productions. The creative team is led by award-winning writer, film director and photographer Arctic Qu.
Visit https://www.antra.org.au/ or subscribe to ANTRA’s official WeChat account antra_tongzhi and go to our Facebook page for exhibition venues & dates.
Bilingual in Simplified Chinese & English