You Will Never Be A Woman. You Will Live The Rest Of Your Days Entirely As A Man, And You Will Only Grow More Masculine With Each Passing Year. There Is No Way Out.
In collaboration wit Van Barnes, Zackary Drucker, and A.L. Steiner.
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8 minute single channel video, 2008.
You will never, ever be a woman. You must live the rest of your days
entirely as a man, and you will only get more masculine with each
passing year. There is no way out (2008), was made in collaboration
with Van Barnes, A.L. Steiner, and Mariah Garnett, and in it, two trans-identified
women share moments of love, insult, and masochism. Romping around
naked, the apparent lovers lounge and nest in a sun filled apartment
while exchanging verbal barbs. Their syncopated exchanges oscillate from
hateful to loving, blurring the distinction between lover and enemy (a
position that both women seem to share). Beautiful light fills the ideal
domestic space as we watch the two make love. There is an obvious
disconnect between the romanticism of the setting and the sting of their
language which heightens the confusion in position of the women.