Field Notes In/On Transition
Fifth Transiversary Blog post. video blog
So here's a video blog post, text from the video is below if you don't enjoy my dulcet tones for some bizarre reason, or you are hearing impaired, or any other resason you might prefer to read the text rather than listen.
It's not exactly the video I wanted to make, but it's the one i made.
So five years in, my transition is at a bit of a crossroads. 2016 may have been a crappy year in many ways, but for me it was one of my best years recently, at least till that last week or so, where i ended up in the hospital.... The results of that illness at the end of 2016, have made 2017 a bit of a struggle so far, what i am showing you here in this video is a slideshow of some photos of me being me in 2016/early 2017, including: getting a great job at DOXA the documentary film festival, one last sold out show at the York theatre with my choir, The Femme City Choir. We are on ‘hiatus,’now, sadly. I also did s…
My response to see an almost 3 hour documentary about Chris Marker (Chris Marker, Never Explain, Never Complain) and two of Marker's great documentaries, Une Journée d’Andrei Arsenevitch (One Day In The Life Of Andrei Arsenevich) and, Le Souvenir d'un avenir (Remembrance of Things to Come)
All three films were awesome, and made me want to tak ephotos and video of the Q&A with the film makers of Never Explain... Then naturally it occurred to me, walking home seeing the poster from the end of this film, DO WHAT YOU LOVE. i did, i made a dorky little film. A documentary/ sure.
Music Talk with your
Thoughts towards a Trans Soundtrack for Generation X Trans Folk.
This one is just thoughts in movie form about music, the 80's, gender and me. none of it is very deep. it's just the start of a conversation. I will dig deeper in further weekly reports! I thought about narrating it, but didn't like how i was rushing it, the pace is better just reading the text, and is more what this film wanted to be. I'm just the vessel. Sometimes the vessel speaks, sometimes it just texts.
As a kid I was embarrassed but secretly over the moon about any song, movie or tv show that referenced trans-ness, in however vague or concrete. The movies were completely horrifying or campy generally, with trans characters being murderers or prostitutes or mentally ill, some combo thereof... in TV land it was more men in dresses kind of humour. Either way you had to scour visual media to find any ‘positive’ role models, I never fo…