Toro is a multi-channel video project presented at Milani Gallery Carpark Space. Inspired by research into cruising spaces used by truck drivers in the industrial Brisbane suburb of Pinkenba. The exhibition is based around a speculative future scenario where the Federal Government has given financial incentives for the training of young queer truck drivers and has subsequently rezoned Pinkenba’s derelict environs for queer living, working and social space. Through a dystopic cinematic vision, Toro applies a fictive cinematic narrative to critique how government power historically has been exercised to dictate control over queer bodies.
Images: Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer