LIlly Galaxy is a sci-fi dark comedy about identity fractures and cultural subversion. Glam yet gritty, the film is a surrealist take on urban youth angst, viral culture, and queer rebellion. Visually and metaphorically, it explores the notion of identity schisms via the twin as mirror and doppleganger, actors playing multiple selves, and the collision of otherworldly realities.
Lilly Galaxy - Teaser
Lilly Galaxy - Hazel Voice Lesson Rough Cut
An anthology of shorts that explore multiple embodiments of queer sensualities.
Juicy Fruit, TRT 5 min. 30 sec.
Juicy Fruit is an abstract exploration of sexual power dynamics. Fruit serves as the object electrified; a sensual catalyst. Often shot in the first person point of view, the piece is suggestive of the viewer's voyeuristic complicity.
Aria, TRT 15 min.
Loosely based on Henry Purcell's Dido’s Lament, Aria is an operatic exploration of longing and loss set in present day New York. Melodrama seeps into intimate moments of contemplation, sadness, quiet desperation. Theatricality melds with the everyday as the act of waiting takes on an intense yet ambiguous emotional weight.
Joe's Corner, TRT 15 min.
Androgynous females depict "Little Joe" (Joe Dallesandro), a male hustler character from Warhol's and Morrissey's films Flesh, Trash, and Heat. They are filmed in the moment of waiting for the next "John" exposing mundane yet poignant moments of anxiety, boredom, and vulnerability. Desire becomes seedy, awkward, and tense as the dynamics of sexual currency unfold.
Tango, TRT 28 min.
Tango is a collection of vignettes that explore the crossroads between myth and desire. The characters’ fantasies are acted out in unexpected ways – with innocence, cruelty, narcissism, and solitude. Cultural and historical gender structures are exposed and redefined.
Juicy Fruit - Excerpts
Aria - Trailer
Joe's Corner - Excerpt
Tango - Trailer
Video Installation, total running time 10 minutes
A virtual time fissure occurs in Midtown Manhattan, where the past visually runs parallel to the present. Through mirrored life-size projections of sidewalk scenes on the gallery walls shot the week before, the viewers are invited to simultaneously contemplate their presence and absence within the city-scape.
Mixed media, four panel pairs (8 x 4 ft. each)
A dialogue in topographical form is elicited via mapped journals of the artist's thoughts and the viewers' improvised graffiti reactions on aluminum panels.
Site-specific installations and performances
A series of absurdist and participatory performances by fairy tale innocents, Dorothy and Alice, that explores the voyeuristic and consumptive disillusions of American pop culture.
Dorothy's Shoes (from Wonderland series)
Performance and video installation
The ritual of hair brushing is performed by the artist and a participant addressing social relations between tenderness and threat through comforting yet self-conscious exchanges between strangers.