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Rite of Passage activation,  Abschlussprüfung [qualification exam] at the Universität der Künste Berlin (DE), 2018.

rite of passage: the graduation ceremony, the crowning, or the be_coming, 2018 | description

leo during the graduation.
leo
Rite of Passage, The Graduation Ceremony, The Crowning, or The be _ coming, 2018
read words, acrylic heels, tights, make up, Turkish yarn, pearl necklace, 10mm crystal earplugs, The Crown, pearl nail polish, royal blue nail polish, paper, black latino queer flesh, texts (Langston Hughes’s The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain, USA, 1926; Abolition of Slavery – The Golden Law, BRA, 1888; Law of Free Birth, BRA, 1871; An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, UK, 1807), wallpaper glue, crinoline, corset
TRT 00:17:50
Following research on the impact of operatic structures on voice and the relationship of performers with the limits prescribed to characters in Western European Opera, in practice: la habanera is an excerpt of the routine of exercises building towards the composition of the EP and concert lecture-performance “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Epilogue): Plenty of Nothing.
leo during the graduation.

rite of passage: the graduation ceremony, the crowning, or the be_coming (andromeda), 2018 | description

installation view, Rite of Passage, The Graduation Ceremony, The Crowning, or The be _ coming (Andromeda), 2018
leo
Rite of Passage, The Graduation Ceremony, The Crowning, or The be _ coming (Andromeda), 2018
iron chain, wood, paper, texts (Langston Hughes’s The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain, USA, 1926; Abolition of Slavery – The Golden Law, Brazil, 1888; Law of Free Birth, Brazil, 1871; An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, UK, 1807), coffee, wallpaper glue, crinoline, corset, long screws, wire
dimensions variable
Four texts, which either progressively made enslavement unlawful or meditate on the impact of enslavement on identity and aesthetic practices, were treated with coffee and used to create the pattern of a dress chained to the exhibition space.
installation view, Rite of Passage, The Graduation Ceremony, The Crowning, or The be _ coming (Andromeda), 2018

rite of passage: the graduation ceremony, the crowning, or the be_coming – the crown, 2018 | description

The Crown, 2018, studio photography.
leo
The Crown, 2018
long screws, wire, epoxy resin, acrylic paint, Turkish yarn, Swarovski crystals, crystals, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, salt, water, hairspray, pins
47 x Ø 25 cm
unique
Shapped after the first Brazilian crown (D. Peter I’s), this knock off jewel made of aged twisted chicken wire, covered with resin and braided with Turkish yarn is worn by the performer in The be _ coming.
The Crown, 2018, studio photography.

rite of passage: the graduation ceremony, the crowning, or the be_coming, 2018 | gallery