The Legacy

Video for unique screen, 2010.  

Cruising an enchanted forest, a mirror-masked flâneur encounters a series of oracles, each with forgotten queer wisdom to impart to him through song. Borrowing the words and voices of gay elders from religious and mystical scholar Andrew Harvey to British essayist Quentin Crisp to founding Radical Faerie Harry Hay, The Legacy weaves together a spiritual manifesto for queer men, reigniting a battle cry for personal and collective metamorphosis.Filmed in Berlin’s Grünewald Forest, the video features performances by Rémi Groussin, Tomi Paasonen, William Wheeler, Jean-Ulrick Desert, and Gerd Brendel.
The Legacy is projected on a unique screen in a vertical, ornamental shape and is accompanied by the mirror mask worn by the video's protagonist, as well as an editioned, silkscreened bookwork featuring a fairytale summary and key texts from the video. The video premièred at Nemer’s solo exhibition Legacy at Dazibao Montreal.Critical writing includes “Miroirs Trompeurs” by Marie-Ève Charron in Le Devoir, 2010; and “Sexology’s Beholders” by Sabine Kriebel, in the book Not Straight from Germany: Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld.