Vertigo Vitiligo

Solo Exhibit, Video Performance & Installation, 2010

Installation Materials: tap shoes, shoe polish, wood, staircase

Vertigo / Vitiligo addresses physicality, performance and power relationships between generations, genders and races. Making direct reference to the tradition of Blackface in minstrel entertainment, the artist explores the metaphor of a tap dancer as a privileged place to think performance trading practices and racial identities. The exhibition takes the audience from the shoeshine materiality, the fluidity of a dancer, to more complex realities of racial separation and hybridity. The title of the exhibition refers to two physiological conditions that unite the work to emotions such as anxiety and fear, common symptoms of vertigo and vitiligo.

Presented at:

La Centrale Gallery
as part of Vertigo/Vitiligo exhibit
Montreal, Canada

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