Benjamin Clay, (On Island Island) Closet Archaeology
Benjamin’s Closet Archaeology reads like a speculative diary, imagining the threads that could bind analogue photography and Queerness. Whether it be their shared dance with exposure, or the mutually dank architectures associated with their conception, he documents curious resonances.
Clay is an arts worker and writer living on Gadigal land. He is particularly interested in expanded photographic practice and the degree to which its avant-garde is backward glancing. Benjamin’s current research spans Art and critical Queer theory, allowing his writing to draw upon one discipline in the context of the other — a resourceful means to centre their perceived edges.