Boxed, 2017
Two-channel performative video installation with audio
(Mapped projections on panels and boxes)
Dimensions: 10’ 6” x 37’ x 7’3”
Documentation / Photo Stills, 6.61” x 17.15”
Duration: 02:25 (loop)

Performers: Mandy Morrison, Samantha Siegel, Tiara Francis

As the American proclivity of success and achievement is partially defined by ‘having a roof over one’s head’, living apart from this norm, segregates those who have neither and casts them as ‘disposable’. Just as unwanted furniture and empty boxes are left in the street for garbage pick-up, those who are unable to participate in consumerist class norms are viewed as unclean and -in turn- unworthy outcasts; victims of their corporeal existence. Unable to benefit from or participate in the ‘disruptive’ digital age, they make shelter out of cardboard and exist in the marginal cracks of exterior physical spaces.

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