Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
My work engages with the idea of queer time and place. The waterfront, especially that in New York City is a space where these ideas have felt most potent. I utilize photography, particularly various methods of collage that combine images made from a sixty year range engaging with the queer waterfront. This work visualizes the waterfront as a space in which time exists beyond a static linear understanding of it. I look back in order to look forward, forward in order to look back. Or am I looking both ways at once?
Berntsen, Christopher W., "History is the Devil's Doing" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.