In Ukraine, LGBTQ has become a topic thats splits the country. After the Maidan revolution in 2014, more people have been killed because of their sexual orientation. We followed the PRIDE-parade in Kiev, where ultra nationalists armed with fighting gloves and quotes from the bible, tried to attack the march, but ended up being surrounded by the police.
The exhibition consist of 12 pictures measuring 1 by 1 meter out on wooden stands, and two containers decorated as the living rooms of typical Internet Warriors.
The goal with the exhibition was to create a space where the views could experience a typical living room from an internet warriors see that they are not so different from you and I, that people who are expressing hatred online hare normal human beings as well.
An estimated 5000 people visited the exhibition during the two weeks in march and spent time looking at the pictures, reading the text and experiencing the containers.
Recently I’ve been holding lectures about The Internet Warriors and how it was created.
I’ve been talking about the project for SKUP, Filmkraft, Pressefotografenes Klubb and Nordic Press Association among others. And most recently for Nordiske Mediedager as pictured below.
Photos by: Nordiske Mediedager
The Launch of The Internet Warriors have been quite something after it went out on VG, The Guardian and The Observer.
Outlets scores the world, from Hong Kong, to Germany to the U.K. wrote about the project and I’ve been interviewed on a few radio stations, including the BBC. The exhibition in Oslo and Trondheim had approximately 5000 visitors during the twelve days it was open.