Tuck and Roll (v.); The technique, almost always done while running, involves diving forward in such a way that your shoulder lands on the ground first, and you roll into a little ball. As you come out of the ball, immediately spring back up into a running stance, or move into a kneeling position.
The photographs in Tuck and Roll build a placeless queer community, examining what a utopia could look like in domestic and private landscapes. I center collected objects, hair, performativity, and unfetishized body. Sitting somewhere between reaction and fantasy, I repurpose text from police manuals, photograph chosen family, form new relationships, and pull materials integral to queer nightlife into the daylight. The work doesn’t need to be a counterbalance to erasure and a lack of public space but rather exists separate from and despite these violences.