Matt Savitsky


The Man Shed refers to a small building I made in which to create a series of video portraits of male subjects during my sexual encounters with them. The project is spans 2013-2016 and culminated in my thesis exhibition at the University of California, San Diego titled Hot House.

Hot House highlighted the evolution of The Man Shed, which took the form of a multi-screen installation of the videos shot there alongside the film set flipped on its back.

The participating men were solicited through online services used to locate partners for casual sex, like Craigslist and Adam4Adam, as well as through involvement with the The San Diego Fetish Men and the San Diego Gay Pride event. This work represents an ongoing investigation of the alter kinship that springs up within gay male communities and the unexpected conditions in which they flourish.

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