Cate Giordano

I shoot films, make sculptures, and perform in various states of cross dress. My work conveys a grotesque Americana, one influenced by faded icons, soap-opera folklore, and the minutia of small town living. My films are melodramatic narratives that take place within loosely fabricated sculptural environments. These sculptures can be in the form of sets or characters and are made in a way that highlights their construction and materiality. Often playing multiple roles in my films, my approach to drag is the same as my approach to sculpture. Mustaches secured with masking tape and poorly fastened wigs show the transparency of the performance, making the drag itself into a sculptural gesture that parodies the gendered expectations present in our culture.