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In Melbourne, Australia, where IDAHOBIT is traditionally huge, this year will be even more active, as the Pride season festivities including Pride march, which traditionally happen in January, have been moved to coincide with May 17 due to COVID-19.
Event: MUMA celebrates IDAHOBIT Day
Direction: In celebration of IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia) we will share the sculptural work of Mathew Jones; ‘The New York Daily News on the Day Before the Stonewall Riot, Copied by Hand from Microfilm Records’ from the Monash University Collection on our Instagram account.
Diligently and delicately, the artist has hand copied the entire contents of a New York newspaper from 27 June 1969, the day before an event in New York that launched the modern global LGBTIQ movement – the Stonewall riots.
When exhibited, the installation of this work varies from a structured bundle of newspapers, carefully stacked, to a sprawling disarray of dishevelled papers – the viewer invited to take a copy, flick through the contents, consider its tangible form and engage with a moment in history that was on the precipice of change.
To view the image and find out more about the work, follow MUMA on our Instagram, @mumamonash
Date: Monday 17 May
Time: All day
Info: This event will take place online, on our Instagram account, @mumamonash