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  • Silence

  • Artist: Jae Woo Kang
  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 10:28
  • Country: Canada
  • Silence is a short, stop-motion animationin which two young drag queens, Yves and Ralph, get ready to meet a date, and through the conversation, reveal their ambitions, desires, fears, and love.  Through these lumpen clay drag queens, questions of languge and its power are addressed.  

    Yves and Ralph are complete social outcasts: racially, sexually and
    economically.  As such, they cannot find the right language to express themselves, resulting in having difficulties with figuring out what they really want in their lives. On stage, instead of writing their own lyrics, they lip-sync to iconic songs that everybody can sing along to. Even in the conversation between the other drag queens, rather than verbalizing their true feelings, they hide their thoughts behind the affected, gay slangs that is being used loosely over and over again.

  • Accession #: 6083
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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