(fka spiderdaddy)

movement, single-channel hd video, sound
scrap fabric, foamcore, mannequin head, television, newsprint

presented at Ox-Bow Goes to Hell in october 2022

drawing from the japanese legend of jorogumo, a shape-shifting spider-femme who seduces + destroys heteropatriarchal embodiment, <spiderdaddy> is a movement-based video + text installation that examines the interrelated nature of fear and desire, and seeks to reclaim queer femme power through a mixed race, anti-imperialist, japanese lens. expanding upon jorogumo’s narrative of femme subversion and resistance, this work weaves together blood lineage with folklore to disrupt gendered and raced expectations of submissiveness, erasure, and complacency >