On a Queer Day You Can See Forever, 2023
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, On a Queer Day You Can See Forever, 2023
The text for this neon is taken from a 1995 entry in Daniel Mudie Cunningham’s art school journal, which notates an idea for an unrealised work. Adapted from the adage “on a clear day you can see forever” (also the title for a 1970 film starring Barbra Streisand) “on a queer day you can see forever” was fabricated in neon for the artist's survey exhibition Are You There?.

The possibility of “forever” that looms prominently throughout Cunningham’s practice—How long is time? How many reenactments are possible?—is reimagined through simple rephrasing as a sequence of queer fragments. The “queer days” of Cunningham’s life, now symbolically luminescent and interchangeable with “clear,” are those which have retrospectively brought clarity to his configurations of time and memory. 

A limited edition t-shirt was created using the artist's hand-written text from this work. Make contact by email to purchase one!

On a Queer Day You Can See Forever, 2023
Neon, transformers
61 x 200 cm
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

On a Queer Day You Can See Forever, 2023
Short-sleeved black cotton T-shirt with white text
Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Printed in Western Sydney, Australia by SC Prints
Solo exhibitions:
Are You There? Wollongong Art Gallery, 2023
Proud Mary, Manly Art Gallery, 2024
Group exhibitions:
Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2023
Big City Lights Festival, Gold Coast, 2024