HyperlinksInspired by South Korean online LGBTQ communities in the 2000s, Hyperlink Press is an online publication and curatorial collective to create intersectional platforms to showcase work by artists navigating the in-between spaces. Hyperlink Press’ mission is to empower the underrepresented history, experience, and identity in the tech field, and art gallery system. Founded by Taehee Whang, Jeong Yoon Lee, and Minsoo Thigpen in 2018, Hyperlink Press would like to share the time of utopic excitement that we felt back in our shared childhood of the 2000’s, for an equal world, breaking free from the traditional forms of community building.
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Through zine practice, Hyperlink Press seeks to distribute a love story of a marginalized community, LB City: Cyber Lesbian Utopia, and how we all can come together to support each other. The passing of love has nothing to do with blood or kin. It has everything to do with the community we nurture together to continue passing on these love stories. Hyperlink aims to archive, envision, and distribute these love stories to reimagine belonging.
Hyperlink Press sources its aesthetic inspiration from the software interfaces of the early 2000’s in South Korea that followed its own distinctive path of development. For millennials, the 2000’s stood as a time of excitement for a decentralized and equitable world, departing from traditional forms of community building. We are drawn to this era when anyone could be anything and accepted for the stories they shared. The internet represented a radical shift in how dialogue existed and propagated, providing a framework for understanding our collective marginalized histories beyond state-mandated narratives which often centered patriarchal, heteronormative, anti-communist, and imperialist paradigms.