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Statement: Amores Postmodernos

“Amores Postomodernos” is contextualized in the contemporary scene in Guatemala City, a place deeply influenced by a repressive heteronormative system encrypted mainly by religion. The queer community still faces discrimination and segregation, which leads the community to challenge spaces, people and the government who’s actions and laws constantly remind you that you fail to reproduce an ideal. This series explores a queer contemporary narrative through social media hook up apps, sex and egocentrism as a way to fight the system back. Jose Esteban Muсoz, in his book “Cruising Utopia”, refers to the concept of queerness as “essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world”. In Guatemala, queer youth are slowly doing just that by testing the limits of their cultural background, gender, love and political resistance.