I Found It On The Internet: A semi-archival semi-reenactment
Collaboration with Li-Ming Hu (Riff Raff)
Shown as part of The Performance Arcade 2022
Live and video reenactments based on The Performance Arcade online archives. Using masks, props, and a lotto machine, RIFF RAFF performed opening night speeches, artist interviews and blasts from the present. How do institutions and artists talk about themselves? Beginning with a reenactment of The Performance Arcade’s 2017 opening night speeches by then Mayor Justin Lester and Arcade Artistic Director Sam Trubridge, RIFF RAFF oscillated between speech and interview modes, via reenactments of past interviews with Arcade artists, and live interviews with their artist peers at The Performance Arcade 2022. *Li-Ming Hu performed via distance.