“Taking to the stage was to embrace this condition of complete spectacularization. Considering the African-American woman performer working in and between cities and nations, invites the appropriation of the Benjaminian concept of the person in the street whose perception is formed by 'glances in all directions.' The concept is key here and ripples throughout the chapters. The artists’ talent was her agile ability to navigate between and manipulate discursive terrains. Engaged in multiple directional strategies of perception, working within the Hall of Mirrors, the black female flaneur occupied a privileged vantage point from which to view the world. As she is gazed upon, she also gazes back, and it is her body that questions.” (1)
(1) Jayna Brown, Babylon Girls; Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern 17 (1st ed. 2008)
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Go Pro cameras, nylon harness rope
Curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick. Essay in Journal.