Self(ie) Pride, 2022, 5-channel video animation by Martin john Lee, celebrating expressions of Pride and visibility within the LGBTQIA+ community.
Pride is a self-affirmation embraced by many within the LGBTQIA+ community as a statement of celebration, dignity, equality and visibility. For Self(ie) Pride, community members were invited to contribute images (selfies) and their thoughts on what Pride means to them. The video work is ongoing, and more voices will be added over time.
Self(ie) Pride has been funded via a Regional Activation Grant for Melbourne Pride – a State Government initiative to commemorate Victorian LGBTQIA+ history and the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Martin John Lee is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Castlemaine. His work explores the contemporary dynamics and intersections of Australian masculinity, cultural norms and societal expectations.
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