~ 6.5ʼ’h x 3ʼ’w x 10ʼ’d but can vary in size
“Snow White Remixed”, looks at cultural constructions connected to race, gender and sexuality. In it, my niece poses for the camera dressed as Snow White and slowly applies make up. The video is projected into the frame of a mirror. A platform with a chair is installed in front of the projection so the users experience the piece as if they were looking into a mirror. Behind my niece are shadows of various racial and gender stereotypes. The soundtrack is a collage of sound, which includes my nieceʼ’s comments as she watches the original Disney cartoon. She also verbally relays her own version of Snow White that she and her friends reenacted at a sleepover. What becomes apparent through her version is how constructions of race and gender are so much less rigid in the lives of children.
Sound Designer: Allie Tyre
Performer: Alex Stephens Prisock
"People" works with simultaneous streams of continuous motion which are interrupted only by the activities of the viewer. Various people walk across a stationary video shot that is projected so the people within it are life-size. With the use of a trackball set up on a stand, the viewers are able to control the people within the projection. As a viewer rolls over a particular person within the projection that person freezes and only a reflection of them (semi-transparent, ghost-like image with dark edges) along with the other people in the scene continue to walk across the scope of the camera.
In “Purity, Sanctity and Corporeality" I look at identity constructs especially as they relate to religion. In this piece, the same actor is used to portray Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary within various racial configurations. With this piece I am interested in the idea of “purity” and how people are questioning its relationship to whiteness and the white body.
Photographer: David Sansone
Performer/Make-‐‑Up: Andrew Shoffner
Using fragmented mirror pieces a video projection gets reflected off of the pieces and fills the opposite wall. The video includes footage connected to the Iraqi war and footage from "Duck and Cover" educational videos during the Cold War.
(Special thanks to Allie Tyre for helping with the installation of the piece)
Two African American young men are seen walking up the stairs of a projected image on the floor and they ask people to ”Pay Attention”. It is up to the audience to determine why and what they should pay attention to.
(Special thanks to Sculpture Space and the 2x2 collective – Ben Altman, Maria Driscoll McMahon and previous member Christine Heller. Also thanks to Dan Buckingham for helping to make our Sculpture Space residency possible. Further thanks also to Lage Crawley and James Byrd, the actors in the piece.)