Don't Worry Baby
HD Video installation with surround sound
12' x 6' x 9'
Don't Worry Baby is an immersive installation that combines video, performance, and synthetic fringe. I
t is the third artwork in the Sapphic Serenade series.
For Don't Worry Baby, a single figure is projected through five curtains of purple 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 the Beach Boy’s 1964 pop song, “Don’t Worry Baby” as a looping serenade. The repetitious slowing of time creates a tender and nostalgic space, holding attention, while also exploring the relationship between technology, language and identity.
Note: the term Sapphic Serenade comes from the 1992 Lesbian Avenger's handbook for direct action.
Contemporary Art Museum of Houston