As part of a spotlight on my short video work, the Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival commissioned me to produce their festival trailer, which screens throughout the festival and in various cinemas in Hamburg in advance of the festival.
Lately I am inspired by the wisdom and brilliance of important figures in gay and lesbian history, and have a special interest in bringing provocative ideas from the past to the consciousness of modern day queers. This is a core idea in my video Legacy, which will premiere at the Filmtage as well as the special project I will undertake in Hamburg, working with material from a Rosa von Praunheim film from the 1970s.
For the festival trailer, I sought out an intersection between gay male culture and lesbian thought. We see a gay porn actor speaking in the voice of lesbian feminist poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). As performer Scout Wölfli enacts various sexy poses in Berlin's Cazzo studio, the music swells, and we hear Lorde's voice challenges us to reclaim the transformative power of the Erotic.
More on the festival and my participation at lsf-hamburg.de/
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