My practice-based research utilises the essay film to interrogate 1980s images of gay male depravity through the lens of queer negativity. It considers how these representations, viewed within the framework of the medico-legal pathologisation of homosexuality, might also function as a provocation in the disruption of LGBTQ+ assimilation.
My broader research interests include animated representations of otherness; masculinity and hysteria; LGBTQ+ history and criminality. My work has frequently employed appropriation, provocation and the juxtaposition of diverse visual components. My commitment to the dissemination of research via the moving image derives from my interest in radical montage with its potential to articulate divergent, overlapping ideas; images and sound forming new relationships and creating meaning in complex, hybrid ways.
Master, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Award Date: 1 Jul 1997
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