5 Movements on the Subject of Homosexuality and Evidence of its Place in Society (Movement 2)
5 Movements on the Subject of Homosexuality and Evidence of its Place in Society, is a 5 part video work, using as its score, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, who was a homosexual. The decoupage form of the film takes inspiration from this quote found in The Theif's Journal, by Jean Genet. “The beauty of a moral act depends upon the beauty of its Expression. This is the task of images.” The film is my response to the constant growing attack on homosexuality in the world. It is also a celebration, an heirloom, a gathering of evidence of past lives of all things queer. Taking on the predatory quality of a detective story, the films are a discourse supporting the contention that homosexuality has pervaded the most finite corners of society and culture. Image, sound, word smash and collide creating a place where the present is forced to recall it’s responsibility to the past and propose an un-historical future.