Failure in "Truth" attempts to break down the construction of boyhood in popular culture using the lens of the 1940 film Pinocchio. I am reading Pinocchio as a trans narrative with room for queerness and failure. Masculinity as an unstable category at best. In his text Sons of the Movement: FtMs Risking Incoherence on a Post-queer Cultural Landscape, Bobby Noble writes, "Masculinity and the male body are not reducible to each other." Throughout the film Pinocchio declares that he wants to become a "real boy" /boi /boyz. But in order to become a real boy he must always tell the truth. When he fails to tell his nose grows in length. As a transgender queer person I have been accused of lying about my gender even when I am telling the truth, many times I have forced to out myself or admit to being someone I am not. Failure in "Truth" is a comically tiny contribution to the studies of masculinities and men.

Failure in "Truth" is a performance for video that has been installed in a tiny wooden box measuring 8' x 6' x 2' with a small hole in the side of the box for viewing. The video projection is 1.5' x 1.5' inside the box.
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