Queers4Feminism

Toronto || Feminist || Queer

“Lezbros for Lezbos”

I’m so happy we found each other. In my mind, developing a queer identity requires walking a circuitous path: certain objects or figures seem to speak one’s queer feelings and offer comfort, but in a mysterious language that defies clear articulation. Self-understanding is like a trail of breadcrumbs: secret desires, strange emotions, moments of initiation and deep wordless knowing. For some queer kids, messy feelings cluster around same-sex desire, while for me and many others they manifested more in a keenly felt, taboo cross-gender affinity, which ripened into a potent urge to subvert and betray the male sex and its privileges. Mine was a childhood of intense girl-identification: socializing almost exclusively with the fairer sex, as well as being mistaken for a member of it; dressing in drag and dancing like Madonna; inventing female alter-egos—mine was named “Lisa,” probably after my beloved Lisa Simpson, and she loved to wear bracelets—and identifying with the TV girl-heroes I spent way too much time indoors with—Punky Brewster, Darlene Conner, Wednesday Addams, even good old Velma from Scooby-Doo.

With Logan MacDonald, “Lezbros for Lezbos” in C Magazine 114 “Men” (Summer 2012). Artist project with photos, poster and text.

noa-giniger:

THE SORROW THE JOY BRINGS 
2013
35mm film transferred to HD, sound, 5’57”
The Sorrow the Joy Brings: a conceptual film-based project comes from a simple desire to make a weeping willow laugh by using manual means; to create an act that literally causes an existing tree to change its nature. The film traces the attempt to uplift a weeping willow with the help of artificial wind. The soundtrack is of the natural ambiance.
In addition, a weblog follows the inspirations and the making-of since the project’s beginning, in summer 2008.








[ This film was made for the occasion of the exhibition Absolute Countdown at the Western Front, with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund, Stichting Schürmann-Krant and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society ]








Absolute Countdown, Western Front, Vancouver, CA (2013) 

noa-giniger:

THE SORROW THE JOY BRINGS 

2013

35mm film transferred to HD, sound, 5’57”

The Sorrow the Joy Brings: a conceptual film-based project comes from a simple desire to make a weeping willow laugh by using manual means; to create an act that literally causes an existing tree to change its nature. The film traces the attempt to uplift a weeping willow with the help of artificial wind. The soundtrack is of the natural ambiance.

In addition, a weblog follows the inspirations and the making-of since the project’s beginning, in summer 2008.

[ This film was made for the occasion of the exhibition Absolute Countdown at the Western Front, with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund, Stichting Schürmann-Krant and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society ]

  • Absolute Countdown, Western Front, Vancouver, CA (2013) 

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Acrylic, enamel, spray paint, & oil on canvas

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