This series explores notions of nationhood as a form of contemporary confinement. Through performance, videos, and installation, the pieces encompassed in The Wrong Place seek to set in motion our relationship with citizenship, trans-nationality, and ideals of belonging.
Free (Get A Life):
T-Shirt, rope, motor, video and sound. 2012 – 2014
This shirt displays the words â€œGet a Lifeâ€ in the brand label and price tags. A motor elevates the t-shirt 4 mts. above the ground and then rolls it down again repeatedly. A light and a fan activate once the t-shirt touches the ground. A continuous sound made out of the word â€œFreeâ€ from the US national anthem, sang by pop culture celebrities during the yearly Super Bowl (American Footballâ€™s yearly tournament) plays loudly in the space.
The sound was extracted from footage of sport events where the US anthem is interpreted by female pop singers. The voices include: Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah carey and Beyonce among others.
Turn Table, Neon and Vinyl.