BROKEBACK STACK

2016

 

Installation / Documentation

This piece was designed to work as a 'video essay' using Ang Lee's film, Brokeback Mountain,  to form a critique of the representations of same-sex relationships in cinema. 
 

The CRT monitors loop the only romantic moments of the film, highlighting the intimacy of gay relationships which are often stereotyped in LGBT film as highly sexualised/deviant, rather than showing the softer, passionate side of gay culture that Brokeback Mountain demonstrates.  Each loop is under a minute long, and for a breakout film about same-sex relationships this is all the intimacy the film contains, This adds up to around seven minutes out of the entire 134 minutes of film, proving that films about same-sex relationships don't have to rely on sex to make their point.