ZK Steiner-Fox

Popular Glory (2016)

5 min 50 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"In Popular Glory the use of eerie stage-design, make-up, and costume become a site of Horror through campy self-portraiture. By making use of the formal visual cues of genre film, it steps away from a traditional narrative structure to inflict the subject with conflicting roles of perpetuator and the persecuted. That tension is evocative of the ambiguity of queer characters in the history of horror movies who serve as stand-ins for a faint violence and pitied outlaw."

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