Filmmaking, being a interdisciplinary process, and my time in university has taught me to trust my intuition, be patient, and to think in multiple mediums. I am a filmmaker and instillation artist. Evolving from music videos to longer scripted narratives, each video or piece explores characters and how they interact with their relationships and environments and vice versa. Personal backstory, personality, magic realism, and style inspire me to create these brief worlds - many characters or themes being from my own or those close to me critiques, relationships, culture, family, and/or inspirations.
Some of my influences and inspiration include the late icons George Michael and Alexander McQueen, directors like Isaac Julien and Iñnuarto, performance artist/soft sculptures Nick Cave. While seemingly contrasting, my inspiration and interdisciplinary dabblings always find their way back into a narrative, whether literal or abstract- dabbling in designing clothes, music, working on other’s videos and events. This led to wanting to recreate these worlds in a live setting - inspired by love for live music shows, my background in theater, and set design. I hope my work in the future breaks from normative narratives of the straight, white, christian man and becomes more elaborate in themes, sets, and characters.
The project that I am proposing is an instillation/set piece based off a film I wrote, Static. Set in the near future, Static follows a curious yet naive counselor at a 'learning center' who is enticed by disarmingly charming new coworkers with ulterior motives. The film delves into urban life, addiction/abuse of power, the alignment system, identity (politics) as well as dynamics of power set to my baroque and queer sensibilities. My previous installment piece brought the film and characters into a interdisciplinary, live, and interactive version of itself allowing the viewer to delve deeper into the motivations, relationships, and location of the film. The room that I will transform will be of the antagonist, Cass Rivera, and detailing down to the style of his clothing, music playlist and taste in art, trash as well incorporating said film into the piece.