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.
We Dem ****** by Nola Hanson (arrangement, production) and Nicky Smith (instrumentation)
We Dem ****** is an interpretation of a song of the same title by Lil Durk featuring Mozzy and Ikey. This track was used as the score of Drill Meditations, which was performed at On Air Fest 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.