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Soundpiece Performance –  Tiffany Webster, Camberwell, 2016

Materials: Synthetic Black Hair, Portable Speakers

‘Isn’t identity irrelevant?’  

‘Isn’t it creating a divide?’

‘I find this topic regressive’  

‘You are just braiding hair?’
‘Why the didactic and the educational side to the workshops?

‘How can we critique this? ‘

A piece performed and informed by a two-way conversation between me, myself, and I. A performance in response to these questions I was asked whilst receiving feedback critique on my work.

‘Isn’t identity irrelevant?’  

Using synthetic black hair that I had previously worn as protective styles and used within previous performances, and a sound piece conversation installation in reference to blackness within the space, on identity and navigating the white frame.

‘I find this topic regressive’  

Guided by the conversations between me, myself and my body which would respond to instructions given by my recorded voices in conversation, my body would act accordingly, picking up the hair and dropping it, sweeping the floor then re-installing.

‘You are just braiding hair?’

An attempt to perform the nuanced vulnerabilities and doubts I had about my work at the time, and thoughts I was experiencing regarding identity, critique and navigating the white frame.