HD Video installation with surround sound
Site Gallery, Houston, TX
6 ft W x 10 ft H x 12 ft L
Bang Bang is an immersive installation that combines video, performance, and synthetic fringe.
This work is the second in an ongoing series of video serenades, through which the artist explores identity in relation to pop, queerness, and Future Feminism. For Bang Bang, a single figure is projected through five curtains of yellow fringe that are suspended from the ceiling. Similar to a bird in a cage, the figure serenades viewers by lip synching the original lyrics from Sonny Bono's 1975 song, “Bang Bang” as a looping performance. The vacillating distortion of the singer’s body on the material produces an uncanny, Lynchian effect that is both luminous and unpredictable.