I am thinking back to a conversation I had with Carol Stakenas today. We talked about the presentation of performance, and stragaties to performing privately vs publically. We talked about the function of my performances, and the pieces that I create within them, which are their own sculptures outside of the performance. I really still want to perform, and I know that I want that to be an important part of the process. Through performance comes text, comes sculpture. I think that my interest in how structures are formed have lead me to come to new terms with my work. I think a lot of what I am doing right now is beginning to understand black spirituality. The things that really are important to a lot of fellow black diaspora. Through out my education about christianity and what it is to be so in this day and age. I have come to realize that this experience, this travel in and of itself is very fascinating. Looking at current events I have made connections to my experience as a black women to how specificly black american spirituality has shaped my reactions to those around me.
And because of that I wonder how the function of watching a private ritual functions in our culture. How does private ritual become public ritual. And in what form does that take.
So I am looking at Alfredo Jaar and a few other people to figure out how to display for cyclorama.
Because I have no wall space I will have to be creative with how I display my pieces. It will hopefully be a year's worth of work. The trouble with having no wall space means I can not hang my scrolls. So I am thinking about potentially making come sort of stand or display case, that houses all of my sculptures.
Maybe like a curio cabinet,
which is something that I have seen in every black home that I have entered. And a very specific cabinet, often filled with family photos, china and religious regalia.