“Cruising” in a sexual context is derived from gay slang code word meaning to look for, usually, casual and anonymous sex in determined sites. The cruiser subverts and perverts a public space and then nominalizes it into a private carnal scene. Where a place intended initially for something else is destabilized into a temporal fantasy that is always in flux. Sometimes these sites are reestablished yet again to its original use (through policing), but the act will claim another site. Therefore, these sites relate to non-places as they resist any fixed visible legends or geographical markers, yet constituting a site of realized sexual fantasy.


These sites were determined and read verbatim via a cruising website where you can sign up and search locales for cruising in any area around the world. The cities included in these videos are Vancouver, Portland, and New York City.











































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