kaibry / March 29th, 2017 / 0 Comment
HD video, 00:05:502017
Filmed at Arteles Creative Centre.
Writing, Direction, Video, Editing: Kailey Bryan
With thanks to Sherwin Tjia for script edits.
This work was produced during my time at Arteles Artist Residency in rural Finland. The quiet countryside setting gave me time to really dig in to my feelings regarding the complexity of our current moment in history. I suppose all moments in history are complex. But I was thinking a lot about class, wealth disparity, performativity and the performance of otherhood expected of marginalized people as cultural producers in order to gain access to resources; an act not expected of the dominant class, race, gender, etc. And I was spending all this time looking at these flies stuck between these panes of glass and thinking about the amount of power we, occupants of the house, held over their fates. And somehow all these things coalesced into this video in a sort of mundane poetry.