Hangman Installation & Video
Here are excerpts from the video Hangman and a link to see it. Like the title suggests the video references the game Hangman.
It is about the slurs and derogatory names that we get called - sodomite, battygirl/ boo, ni**ger etc and the thought that what if every time those words are used it conjures up and re-members a queer/ black/ radicalized and racialized person who is ready to fight against these labels and painful put downs. In Black Skin White Masks Fanon writes " A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language" and in Inventing Reality; Physics as Language, Bruce Gregory points out that language allows us to interpret our experiences and even the physical world and "how much of what we see is an optical illusion - an interpretation fabricated from our interaction with the world". Special thanks to Deidre Logue for equipment support.
Gladstone Hotel Install June 8th - August 17th 2016
|Hangman Installation Rm 205 @ Gladstone in the process|
|Installation of Hangman near completion|
|Opening Reception - Playing Hangman|
|Some visitors who talked about semiotics and the interactive element of Hangman that asks viewers to construct their own interpretations of partially formed words...|
|The visitors generating many solutions to those partially formed words - how would you complete .._ IGGER?|
|Even the kids could not resist brown paper on a wall and chalk|
|All the partners involved in this Show - Gladstone Hotel President & artist Christina Zeidler, 10 x10 Curator, James Fowler, TSG Curator: Syrus Ware, & Lukus Toane Director of Exhibitions, Gladstone Hotel|