04 Performance Clown

Performance Clown
2010, video and live performance

Performance Clown uses tropes of drag performance to abrasively reverse the power exchange between audience and performer. The video introduction begins and the audience watches. When the video ends and the lights raise, the performer is revealed as foolish, akin to a rodeo clown. For the duration of the performance, Zackary singles people out and reads them, while they are simultaneously blasted by a pre-recorded laugh track.

Performed at:
Perform Now at Human Resources, Los Angeles 2010.
Quadruple Consciousness at Vox Populi, Philadelphia 2010.
Hardcorps at Movement Research Festival, New York 2010.

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