You Belong to Me
HD Video installation with surround sound
Site Gallery, Houston, TX
6 ft W x 10 ft H x 12 ft L
New Media Art Biennial, Aurora Festival, Dallas, TX
You Belong to Me is an immersive installation that combines video, performance, and synthetic fringe.
This work is the first in an ongoing series of video serenades, through which the artist explores identity in relation to pop, queerness, and Future Feminism. For You Belong to Me, a single figure is projected through five curtains of pink 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 Duprees 1952 song, “You belong to Me” 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.