GORGON is an anthropological video documentation of interactions with lovers, friends, family, and an exploration of the female gaze. Through various social media platforms, recorded FaceTime conversations, text messages, iphone videos, and voice recordings GORGON experiments with a mix of audio-visual media to convey the everyday experiences of a diverse cross-section of young women in a patriarchal society, and my personal struggle to regain my voice as a female filmmaker. Laced with mythology and the surreal, and fueled by the writings of Helene Cixous and Bell Hooks, my goal is to use experimental film and social media to empirically define and convey the female gaze.
“You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she's not deadly. She's beautiful and she’s laughing…” - Hélène Cixous
Though this project contains narrative structure, it is rooted in an experimental, autobiographical approach to filmmaking reflecting the nature of life itself. GORGON represents next generation visual narrative because of its unique use of modern day platforms of communication. Because the narrative is written through an amalgamation of different media, GORGON innovatively blurs lines between narrative film, experimental film, social media, and video art. In an industry dominated by men, GORGON will impact the future of diverse filmmaking and resonate with audiences accustomed to inundation of male gaze.
This project will be available to view on Instagram and Vimeo beginning summer of 2017.