October 23, 2015
My first foray into a solo-practice in performance art, Soap Box was prompted by Tamar Ettun's invitation to perform in response to her exhibition Alula in Blue, presented at Fridman Gallery during the fall of 2015. Although terrified and confused at first, the piece developed into a monologue describing both my fear of performing my own work (I went into art history so I could talk about other people's work, not my own!) and the same fear and vulnerability I felt around dating. Using humor, costume changes, and a whole lot of grit (or was it displaced humility) I shared my own struggle with inhabiting various identities in this world that seems to want to place us in one box: I am a curator, I am a performer, I am a teacher, (I want to be a lover), and I am putting it all on top of this box. You have to listen, and I hope you can relate.