30 Hours for a Glimpse is a multidisciplinary body of work spanning video, sound, photography, and installation to explore themes such as fantasy, longing, anonymity, and nostalgia.
The photographs included in this body of work function as formal surface studies of the materials and architecture of the North American highway truck stop- inspired by the audio texture of the accompanying video, Channel 17. Through these photographs, the truck stop is seen as a site of queer desire and longing. The spaces are mostly empty, and often what’s imaged is nothing more than the ‘in-between’ of any given happening. The work seeks out and lingers on the sense of anticipation, as a way of questioning the ways in which the spaces and modes of queer interaction have changed as a result of a shifting Western consciousness and the role of technology and capitalism within our desires.
Channel 17 is a short film that was realized at the end of a summer that Aloisio spent regularly visiting a local truck stop in hopes of establishing a discreet and intimate encounter with someone on the other end of his makeshift CB radio.
Mickey Aloisio lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with his BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and his MFA at the Yale School of Art in Connecticut. Aloisio was a 2021-22 Core artist fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is a current AIM fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, NY.