High-definition video series (2008)
The Metamorphoses series (Biggie, Britney, George, Oprah and Michael) was shot at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum earlier this year. It documents transgressive and playful interactions that occur as people stage encounters with wax celebrities. The stillness of the wax museum entices people to perform. These actions are most often frozen again by digital and disposable cameras, and the memories are clearly preserved. The actual performances are much more complicated, as the time leading up to and after the ‘decisive moment’ provide enigmatic and conflicting portraits of representation, culture and power.
46″ LCD panels with embedded Blu-ray players mounted inside custom frames.
Installation view, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL. Metamorphoses (Biggie) & Metamorphoses (Michael) in foreground, paintings by Amanda Calobrisi and Metamorphoses (George) in background.
The following are video stills:
Metamorphoses (Oprah), 2008
Metamorphoses (Britney), 2008
Metamorphoses (Biggie), 2008
Metamorphoses (George), 2008
Metamorphoses (Michael), 2008
Two Person Exhibition: Pepe Mar and Aaron Henderson
September 20th – October 26th, 2008
Opening reception from 7-10pm on September 20th
White Flag Projects
St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition: Cover Blown (Graduate Exhibition)
April 25 – May 16th, 2008
Opening Reception: April 25th from 9-11pm
- Solo Show “Metamorphoses” at Terminal
- Metamorphoses at White Flag Projects
- Michael Remembered…
- Metamorphoses at the Niche
- Metamorphoses in Cover Blown (Graduate Exhibition)