"Like much of my work, themes of masculine presentation, environment design, and solitude, are all in this piece.
I'm interested in sex spaces, how we choose them and/or design them, and our behavior in those spaces.
LA is a massive metropolis, but the nature here remains a part of the city. Coyotes on the sidewalk, deer crossing Mulholland, vines draping off the freeway overpass.
I wanted to bring that nature into the sex club space, which is artificial and fabricated. Synthesized techno playing. No windows. It's the indoor (legal) version of (illegal) cruising in a public park or "wilderness" area. The act of sex, and literally "being on the prowl" is a very natural, maybe our most natural, animal behavior. So I wanted to address that tension, maybe excitement, that happens when we flirt with being an animal in an urban space.
In this film, amid the plywood partitions and cinder block passages of the sex club the outdoors to creep in like a memory or subconscious longing, and the experience becomes surreal and dreamlike, which is exactly what going to a sex club can be like." - Justin
CONCEPT / DIRECTION