Location: Boston, Massachussetts, United States
Influenced by my own queer experience and ideals of mid-century American culture, my work investigates a familiar environment that alludes to something more enigmatic. Creating vignettes of this space and time allows for the images to exist in reality or remain fictitious.
Film, in short, is cultural performance. Those of the 1950s’ and 60’s influence much of my work, particularly in the way that our culture has or has not shifted. Looking specifically at masculinity as a way to question our ideas of gender or more so the performance of masculinity in juxtaposition to our current political landscape.
Initially making work about control of the environment, I am able to create a safe space for the narrative to unfold; purposely diverting from what we may consider conventional. The characters become distant protagonists as the work allows the viewer to respond as a voyeur.