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You amuse me / I frighten you

  • The Workshop 26 Lambeth High Street London, England, SE1 7AG United Kingdom (map)

A critique of the current paradigm of identity politics, You amuse me / I frighten you initiates its point of departure from the perceived demand for sustained reenactments of ‘authentic’ experiences and states of revolt. The legitimacy to critique is seemingly performed through an authentication of explicit, “authentic” displays/presentations of lacks of privileges or injuries that serve as testimonies of grievance. The speaking subject’s experience is turned into evidence of a lived documentation of the political then explored through exhibitionary gestures of abstraction and display. Raw life experience is re-presented and re-performed for the gaze of the audience, irrespective of the subject’s willingness to make this gaze the primary theme of the work.