Alli Logout is a video, sound, and performance artist from the middle of nowhere, Texas. Currently based in New Orleans, Logout’s drive to create is fuelled by the construction, and destruction of identity: What does it mean to be a black queer person from the South?
Looking specifically at trauma as the shape that black and queer reality has been molded to, Logout strives to bridge the gap between the media’s perceptions of these identities, and who these individuals (such as themself) truly are. Making work that is both alienating and comforting, they have shown numerous video sculptures in galleries such as Cooper Union and SOMarts. Their film “Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush” (2015) has screened internationally, and won the award of ‘Best Feminist Short’ at the Scottish Queer International Film Fest. Driven by filth, the abject, and other forms of deviance, their work lingers and manifests like a virus.
As of October 2018