Former Best Friends Forever, 2014
Audio Interviews, Lipsyncing, Costumes
Digital Video, 11:01 min
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'Former Best Friends Forever' features the recorded audio of four men who were at one time the artist's 'best friend.' The men recall and scrutinize formative shared experiences, revealing a unique perspective on male relationships. In costume and with various states of facial hair, Nelson lip-synchs the words of each friend, embodying both himself and his 'best friends' simultaneously. The result is unsettling, urging viewers to question their own 'best friendships.'