Fugue, 2024 (in process)

Single-channel photo-roman, 10:46

Fugue is a single-channel photo-roman work shown on a slide projector. The images featured were taken using expired 35mm Kodak Ektachrome color slide film, and made across Utah, Colorado, New York, and Rhode Island. The slides reenact, reference, and fabulate images from the new queer cinema movement of the nineteen-nineties (My Own Private Idaho, Happy Together, Mulholland Drive, and High Art). Through Fugue, I imagine new narratives in the cracks and slippages around these reproductions. The work explores a post-colonial, queer, and feminist relationship to tropes of "the West," and "Manifest Destiny.”