video, 2011, 3:27 min
In 'Is That All There Is, Hair Metal?,' I appropriate late 80's hair metal video clips displaying insipid male posturing and dominance of women and re-contextualize them by adding my own soundtrack. I have taken the song 'Is That All There Is?' (previously sung by Peggy Lee and PJ Harvey) and re-written the verses to address the hopelessness I felt coming of age as a young woman during this time. My 10 year old self confronts the camera at the end.