Lavender Confusion Layers

2019 - Experimental Film

My first work created at California Institute of the Arts, Lavender Confusion Layers is a ruminative film on masculinity and the harm in gendered pejoratives. Set to a disrupted score of Burl Ives's "Lavender Cowboy" and made exclusively from found footage, Lavender Confusion Layers probes the humor we find in developmental masculinity, and the violence that results.

Lavender Confusion Layers was developed as part of an assignment from Tom Leeser, entitled "Look, Listen" wherein students stood outside, looking and listening for a brief period, before formulating five words to describe the experience (one of which being a color.) Students were then instructed to choose three words from one of their peers and create an artwork from it -the labor time upon said work to not exceed one hour. Lavender Confusion Layers is thus the result of this assignment, and forms a quick video "sketch" exploration of theme, mood, and tonality.