2010 | 13 minutes ∞ | video for unique screen
It is terrifying when you finally understand just how much of your emotional life is ruled by forces that are buried so deep in pain that you cannot get to them. Again and again, you find yourself running against the same spear, and the spear keeps going right through the same wound, widening it and making it more and more painful. But from the deepest wound of your life can grow its miraculous possibility.
Cruising in an enchanted forest, a mirror-masked flâneur encounters a series of oracles, each with forgotten wisdom to impart to him through song. Borrowing the words and voices of gay elders from religious and mystical scholar Andrew Harvey to British essayist Quentin Crisp to founding Radical Faerie Harry Hay, Legacy weaves together a spiritual manifesto for queer men, reigniting a battle cry for personal and collective metamorphosis.
THE LEGACY is exhibited on a unique screen in a vertical, ornamental shape. The video is accompanied by the mirror mask worn by the video's protagonist, as well as an editioned, silkscreened bookwork (50 + 5 a/p) featuring a fairytale summary and key texts from the video.
Première Exhibition: Dazibao, Montréal, Canada 2010