No Effects, 2018
No Effects is an interactive video installation in the form of a karaoke stage. The video monitor corners the space, compelling the viewer to step up behind an active microphone in order to experience the video piece —a stock-photograph karaoke slideshow set to the 90s song “Kill All The White Man” by the punk band NOFX. No Effects proposes a zone where audiences are invited to consider their agency in the construction of mythologies around dominant racial identities. In this space, the public performance of anti-whiteness is situated as an expression of the same systems that uphold and exploit narratives of racial domination and supremacy.
1080p HD video, 2:49 min.
Wood construction, tripod stand, monitor, microphone and PA system
Video duration: 2:49 min. loop. (1:12 min. excerpt)