photo from my short life as an apathetic dancer for Das Racist’s performance with Leslie Dick at the Whitney (http://www.whitney.org/Events/LiveOn5SongsLeslieDick). The lecture/performance was apart of the Whitney’s biennial performance series: Live on 5 Songs. The series was curated by artist/sculptor Martin Kersels. While his sculpture was aesthetically make-shift, it definitely made for an interesting and quirky performance space.
I’m a huge proponent of “contempxualizing” traditional ideas and concepts. And the linking of Das Racist’s music with Lacan’s mirror stage could make for an interesting addition to psychoanalytic discourse. But Leslie’s lecture, while accompanied by great video projections, was at times elementary. Nevertheless, I had a good time.