About Progress, 2'05 from You Were Hard 2 Find USB
Another piece from the USB/solo show, You Were Hard 2 Find. Released as a teaser for the solo show and USB. A meditation on ideas of time- linear or otherwise. What defines progress and what allows for bodies to be coded as certain genders, spiritualities, and more. How do we understand moving through life and survive?
The Water In My Body, 2'55 from You Were Hard 2 Find USB
The first piece made for the You Were Hard 2 Find suite of videos that were shown at my solo show of the same name. The ten videos were also sold as a limited run USB. All are lyrical and abstract confessional videos that sort through ideas of vulnerability, emotional respect, break-ups, pain, and that one ex of mine who was an anarchist farmer. But really- they serve to discuss how to be present in one's own life and the universal ideas that come after a break up reorients you. This piece in particular discusses being broken and feeling thinly protected. Shown publicly in the Crimson Film Festival, the IUPUI Mini Festival, and the Art From The Margins Feminist Association Art Show- all in 2016.
I'm So Vain, 21'04
An experimental narrative video told in a group of vignettes. Each vignette imagines narcissism and selfhood as representational in different ways. From queer apocalypses to tea with gay ghosts, each character becomes linked through ideas of confession and being on the brink of self-actualization. Cast recurs and so do some characters. Starring myself, Clay Catlin-Filippelli, David Fritz, Reilly Gallogly, Kimberly Cook, and Sab Corrine. Produced by Alexandra Davie and Cinematography by Marie Richardson. Premiered at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival in 2016.
Dear men, dear women, 7'35
A short made-for-internet video on newhive about coming out as nonbinary and understanding the way public spaces do and don't work for people who are considered other- and the way hierarchies of other are constructed. Mixes dramatization, dancing, stills, and text. Shown as part of Petal Tears, a digital and IRL art show curated by Jen Byers.
A long experimental video that was pulled from Youtube due to Judy Garland copyright infringement. Features a mix of text, long takes of phone calls and tears, as well as, what else?, dancing.
Mountains 2 Climb, 5'18
A short experimental video mixing text, dancing, weird lighting, and remixes of Life Is Just a Bowl Of Cherries by Judy Garland.