You Will Never Be a Woman. You Must Live the Rest of Your Days Entirely As a Man and You Will Only Grow More Masculine With Every Passing Year. There is No Way Out.
Collaboration with Van Barnes, Mariah Garnett, and A.L. Steiner
2008, digital video
You Will Never Be a Woman features two characters that are expressing the most painful things they can say, to prepare each other for a larger, more dangerous culture of intolerance. The characters occupy multiple roles, and prepare on all fronts, as they appropriate and enact the fetishistic language of sex ads, assault the spectator, antagonize/“read” each other, and ultimately regain their agency.