Parade for An Ordinary Occurrence
videographer Joo Choon Lin, total duration 0:10:28
Parade for an Ordinary Occurrence is a two channel installation documenting a performance by myself and Eduardo Escola in Glasgow's commercial center. This performance responds to the latent presence of American West imagery in Glasgow. As Escola and I shoot one another with a 10-foot cardboard gun, we highlight the ways in which past atrocities are re-written, mythologized, commodified and circulated in present day contexts. Created after the completion of the project May Our Civilities Never Be Too Civil, this piece examines the iconography of the west and the historical violence it silences through reductive imagery.
videographer Joo Choon Lin, total duration 0:08:03; 2013
The second video installation, unlike the first, shows the staging of the performance, focusing on the preparation and set-up.
The image details correspondence between Escola and myself regarding our performance. In this correspondence, Escola and I discuss the details of his participation, including his payment. Speaking two different languages, translation becomes a key feature in our work together making miscommunication and misinterpretation inevitable.