Jason Hanasik
Installation view. (l-r) Clausen, Hanasik, Hillman, Bazant/Ramstad.

Jason Hanasik

I had to find them to know what they looked like is a “monster” image comprised of thumbnails presented on blogs and websites of the men and women who have killed GLBT persons. As the viewer confronts the piece, they are able to make out some specifics of the killer’s faces but as they move closer to further inspect the particulars the images ultimately yields little information as the image itself falls into shades of grey. Having grown up five miles from the Christian Broadcasting Network’s main headquarters, I understand that the fear and hatred generated by this machine is a complex system that cannot be easily imaged or read. This fear (of the queer person) and conversely by the queer person (for those who kill at random) is a thread that connects across generations and through time.

Website: http://www.jasonhanasik.com/

Jason Hanasik
I had to find you to know what you looked like (2009)
Xerox print
36 x 48 inches
Jason Hanasik
Installation view. (l-r) Wilson, Clausen, Hanasik, Hillman, Bazant/Ramstad, Rinehart/Kurz.