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.
How to Explain Belief (presented by Heavy Breathing)
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
How To Explain Belief, was a two-part event that included a public lecture followed by a boxing workshop and was held at the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. In my lecture, I presented about Trans Boxing and looked at its relationship to theories of discipline, ritual, and belief that artist Gordon Hall explores in their essay, "Extremely Precise Objects of Ambiguous Use".