With the wonderful lip sync piece “i am your girlfriend” New York City based performance artist, Columbia student, Chez Deep member and Original Plumbing contributor Hari Nef explores and ironically questions the universe of iconic femininity as it is and always has been omnipresent in the media. For the 21-minutes performance Hari borrows and appropriates the voices of modern-time divas and female media personalities and role models such as Björk, Beyoncé, Aileen Wuornos, Margaret Cho, Scarlett Johansson, embodying them with a beautiful, multilayered ambiguity and a breathtaking endurance.
The video below was shot at Dixon Place, Manhattan on August 1st and is currently featured over at DIS magazine as an entry to the DIScrit 89plus competition, which supports young artists born in or after 1989. If you want to help Hari win a grand of around 15.000$ you can now register on the DIS site and vote (the voting period was just extended for an indefinite period of time). For more of Hari’s work please check out YouTube or tumblr.
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