51:42, Video Loop

To change one's queer history can be achieved today with modern technologies. For instance, trans men and women editing their childhood pictures to represent their gender identity. This is the first video of me as a child taken by my grandfather. A time of promise for my future; imaging the life I would lead, the woman I would marry and the children I would have. The only male in my family who could carry on the Seidel name. Being queer, I rejected this hetero-familial timeline laid out for me. This piece is me taking ownership over my queer history. I have broken up my home movie into the three layers of the RGB color model with each layer retimed. As the home movie plays, the colors start to separate. (See reference images below)

Hogan Seidel©