Forgotten in the dark explores the marginalized world of ballroom communities and the metaphor of invisibilized queer individuals. Like nocturnal creatures, these shadows lost in the darkness are silenced, marginalized by daytime social norms. This movement, created by and for racialized LGBTQ+ people from the Black and Latino communities, has its origins in the dance competitions and fashion shows, known as “balls”, that emerged in the 1960s in Harlem, New York.

Through film and photographic series, this work breaks through this oppressive darkness by documenting the spaces lived by queer people in the ballroom communities of Seoul and Paris, and offers them a platform to express their truths through dance, giving them a powerful voice and making them visible to the day.