Lawrence Brose

My film work is significantly informed by experimental film traditions. The films are cinepoems which build on the vertical layering of experiences rather than a more linear structure familiar to the narrative form. They are invested in the exploitation of film as material while employing an economy of idea and nuance. Many of my films have investigated ideas of gender and sexuality along with an exploration of my personal experiences with the AIDS crises. Currently my film work has shifted to a critique of the social framings of sexuality and masculinity, fracturing boundaries established by a conservative gay movement and giving voice to the radical margins of sexual dissidence. I am currently engaged in projects which investigate home movies and other culturally-produced images through the lens of a queer theoretical perspective - intervening on the material of the film to disrupt and examine the images both for critical and aesthetic pursuits.