Compliance / moving image / 14:40 / 2020
"It shocked you to learn how much you wanted to comply, how that tight small town made mincemeat of you. It trod heavily, creaking under the weight of tell-tales, bosses and gods, little enforcers with a creaking mangle for a grip – your fancy static, nullified, like pansies in a flower press."
Compliance is a poetic examination of how trauma reverberates through the years.
Thank you to Aino, Elisa, Kaino and Shia for feedback on versions of this work.
Shown at Forumbox, Helsinki, Queer City Cinema, Regina and Video Poetry Festival, Athens.
Prose version published in Astra, June 2021