PODS® Container Location TBD
David Paul Leighton
About the Exhibition For ArtWalk Ventura:
While searching for new ways to advocate for the LGBT+ community, I turned the Spanish bingo game Loteria into the queer education I always wanted, that we always needed. Players will see visual icons, numerical information, and Spanish words combined together in open-ended ways to depict pivotal moments in history and contemporary issues facing my community. LGBT+ topics have long been taboo, but recent legislation and public discourse show a need for expanded dialogue around these matters. However innocent, ignorance perpetuates bigotry. This game space is an immersive environment in which to contemplate the experience of queer identities and the hidden history of my community. I ask that viewers become participants. Please touch. Please play! **For the installation, my installation will involve a prerecorded video on tv/media cart as well as 5-10 chairs aligned in a grid like a classroom. Participants are encouraged to enter the space and play the game.