Re-contextualizing the Indigenous body in a public setting, by unapologetically taking up that space and being the focal point of the piece, the artist intends to interact with the audience with sustained eye contact, standing in front of each other in an intimate space in this silent performance piece. As a queer, disabled, Indigenous performer, the artist wonders, “Would this in turn humanize me? Could it change the mind of the spectator of what it means to be Indigenous?” Based on the 2010 performance of “The Artist is Present” by Marina Abramović. Content warning: This performance does contain nudity, albeit non-sexual, and will be adult only.
Elm Park Studio