Cloud of Whiteness
This interactive installation was conceived as a microcosm of our current and trans-historical political climate. As such, it is a hostile space. Construction materials – brick, canvas, rope, and a repurposed motor – are layered against the seemingly invisible technologies of digital surveillance.
Custom software and physical computing activate a handmade cradle dropping theatrical snow. Viewers engage the work by building or deconstructing brick structures. Conversations around acculturation, assimilation, notions of “passing,” and other aspects of conceptual whiteness unfold through performances, viewer interactions, and public forums.
The project was originally commissioned for the First 100+ Days group exhibition at SPACES (OH) curated by Christina Vassallo and presented through expanded forms by the Ammerman Center (CT), Current Sessions (NY), and DanceMakers Forum (IL). Solo interventions were collaboratively developed with Gregory King and Leila Khoury; a new iteration of the project titled Nuclear Winter was developed in collaboration with Gregory King and Angela Davis Fegan; ensemble interventions were explored through Chimeric Whiteness, Or Nightmares Passing as Normal.
ON VIEW /
- Chicago Cultural Center, DanceMakers Forum (2018)
- Current Sessions, On Resistance (2017)
- SPACES, First 100+ Days Exhibition (2017)
- Corey Melton, Alex Miller, Evan Prunty, Megan Young, SPACES, and Max MSP