Blending personal narrative with shared pop cultural experience, the artist makes manifest a longheld childhood fantasy set within the love scene from Dirty Dancing (1987).

 

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years juxtaposes pre-pubescent sexual desire with that of a woman descending her sexual peak. Fantasy is both a balm to religious piety and an act of resistance to reproductive pressures put upon women approaching middle age. Here the digitally simulated image, in its wavering visual verisimilitude, reveals how isolation affects our desire to believe.

 

(6 min) HD, 2020 

solo film