In November of 2014, Adam Milner went on the first-ever cruise organized by Grindr, a mobile app that calls itself a “gay, same sex, bi social network,” and uses location services to connect users to one another for immediate, physical meet-ups. The cruise conflated the digital and physical modes of queer encounters, taking the digital networked experience one step further and giving it a physical place, or more accurately, a non-place. Drawing from an anthropological perspective of participatory observation, Milner simultaneously performed inside the experience and outside it, creating a non-linear film and set of objects that recount and examine this phenomenon. Ultimately, Nowhere Voyage is a story of drifting, longing, and placelessness indicative of both the app and the ship, which in this case, become blurred.
Made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.