A collaboration with Brianna Nelson.
By mapping our individual, contemporary concerns onto the archive, the past becomes simultaneously at our disposal and unrecognizable, requiring us to confront the contradictory coexistence of memory loss and narrative construction. Searching the Prelinger Archives for documentation of queer experience, we found instead rich subtext of repressed desire: moments of intimacy between watched women that offer glimpses of what might exist beyond scrutinized performances for the camera. The final video is both a result of and a reflection on interpreting visual archives through individual experience as we situate ourselves in relation to history and each other.
2017 CROSSROADS, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
2016 - 17 YUD Video Project, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA