Location: ByWard zone
Description: Anyone who has been the target of homophobia, witnessed it or been its author, is invited to light a candle and place it on the sacred space surrounding the symbolic pyre of this exhibit as a pledge of engagement towards healing.
Bio: Denis Mateo is a multimedia artist. He creates figurative and installation art that deals with social issues and semiotics of the body and spirit of the GBLTTQ and Two-Spirited community. It is his goal to raise awareness of issues regarding the GBLTTQ and Two-Spirited community by creating a sacred space where truth and forgiveness can meet, and where all are welcomed. His exhibits enable participants to pledge their engagement towards healing, letting go of hatred and hurt, and intervening in any event where homophobia is present. These sacred spaces call for communion to bring everyone in love’s light.