Gender*uck: Online Exhibition
| RO GREENGRASS |
Down There the Seafolk Live, 2020
Ro Greengrass [He/They] is a non-binary Artist, Musician and Filmmaker based in London, exploring Queer identity and technology through sound art and film. Their work seeks to depict lbgt+ experience in abstracting the details of everyday life, a close up of a dress sequin, the sound of voices, your chosen family calling for you in a crowded room.
Being both a transgender man and a singer creates conflict. Starting hormone replacement therapy lowers the voice and may damage singing abilities permanently. In order to transition medically as a trans vocalist, you must make a choice and take risk. Your voice, or your comfort. Down there the sea folk live, a film about gender transition and singing voices, is a Poetic Documentary from Director Stan Greengrass with Cinematography by Maddy James. Offering a subversion of trans narratives, the film explores the experience of trans masculine performers and their complicated relationships with their voices and stage personas. Visually captivating and enchanting, seafolk takes the audience on a journey through the many facets of the trans-masculine community, from drag performances to live music. The film provides an intimate insight into the lives of trans men struggling with the sacrifices that gender transition present - and why it’s worth it.