by breton lalama

“when i was a boy, i wasn’t” is a three-minute-and-33-second video loop documenting the ritual of a transman doing his weekly testosterone shot. visually, this piece plays with the bleeding of images across lines—hormone replacement therapy instruments becoming indistinguishable from body parts, from water, from objects in a bedroom. the film asks viewers to consider the borders of real and imagined, of separate from self and part of self. the words of the piece are cartographers of that borderline between to be and to become, between was and is possible, and impossible.

breton lalama is a multi-medium artist who is currently excited by explorations of identity, performativity, and “truth.” connect on instagram @bretonlikethecrackers.

SLAG GLASS CITY · Volume 9 · June 2023
Header image by breton lalama.