For the Record / A Pride Flag is Still a Flag
Single channel video with digital print
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This video reframes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national apology delivered November 28th, 2017 in so-called “Ottawa.” In this address, Trudeau offers condolences to “LGBTQ2” members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and federal public service who were surveilled and often fired as a measure of “national security” from the 1950s and into the end of the twentieth century. In this work, the use of terms such as “police force,” “citizens,” and “foreign service” are highlighted to underscore the ways in which this supposed act of justice emboldens nationalism and figures a socially and economically privileged (white) queer subject.