Bryant Park Shoeshine, 2016
42nd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
For this participatory public performance, I bought a pair of all-white Air Force 1's and received a shoeshine at the stand on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The work embeds itself in the practice of shoe-shining to explore it's material and metaphorical qualities, and it's relationship to aspects of identity, power, and labor.
Drill Meditations, in collaboration with Nicky Smith
On Air Fest, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, New York
For this performance, Nicky and I collaborated to create a sound piece, and a performance which included choreographed athletic drills which incorporated elements from various disciplines, including: qigong, boxing, and capoeira.
"We Dem ******" (12:11) is an interpretation of a song of the same title by Lil Durk featuring Mozzy and Ikey.
Arrangement, production, concept: Nolan Hanson
Instrumentation: Nicky Smith