"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."
Installation view of Congrats on your versatility (2019) Neihana Gordon-Stables, MEANWHILE gallery (2019)
This work departs from a transcription of a conversation between Governor Grey and Wiremu Tako Ngātata, or Wi Tako, (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Ruanui) in 1896.
A re-imagined memory, the places the artist remembers being, leading up to a cardiac arrest.
What do we desire in our lovers?
Daniel Sanders & Neihana Gordon-Stables
In the third part of our podcast series Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image, host Robbie Handcock speaks to Neihana Gordon-Stables and Daniel John Corbett Sanders.