Neil Goldberg

For this piece I recorded about 80 gay men from all five boroughs of New York City combing their cats and saying "She's a talker." I then distilled the footage down to a series of two-second snapshots, offering glimpses of each man, his cat and his home. Though the premise is unabashedly campy, the work was created at a time when many people around me were dying, and that pervasive experience of mortality drove my wish to preserve these men on videotape.