Neihana Gordon-Stables

Congrats on your versatility (2019)

2 min 33 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"A second video in the three part series QUEER PRAXIS, Congrats on your versatility imagines new avenues in the formation of identity. In an environment that favours heterosexuality, individuals can morph their character to suit the standards of a straight context. Nathaniel investigates the processes queer communities use to challenge this unfortunate pattern, in order to form new realities that are better suited to them. Deliberately employing humour, a saturated colour palette and working with a cast of peers, this series of cinematic shorts is part of an ongoing project responding to contemporary power dynamics within queer communities. On screen dialogue based on a found text."

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