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Stage Authority

Title description, Dec 7, 2017
A wall mounted, framed image, of a man in a suit, staring at the camera from his seat on an empty stage
wood. digital print. glass.

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Title description, Dec 7, 2017
A wall mounted, framed image, of a man in a suit, staring at the camera from his seat on an empty stage
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TITLE HEADING

Title description, Dec 7, 2017
A wall mounted, framed image, of a man in a suit, staring at the camera from his seat on an empty stage
Some text.

Sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco.

Stage Authority

While taking a tour of an artist’s studio, I encountered the salvaged front desk of Ebony magazine’s former publishing headquarters. A three hundred pound wooden behemoth, the desk had a long cushioned shaped form as its front.

image from the lobby of Ebony magazine depicting the desk in question
Image of the front of the desk at Ebony magazine

At the time, I was thinking about authority and who represents it. The desk was a powerful reminder of the strong presence certain forms can have when juxtaposed with a specific narrative. In the desk’s case, it was its history and its new home in the library of Theaster Gates. Leaving there, I knew I wanted to recreate the form embed in the front of the desk and pair it with something that would give viewers a specific body and format in which to relate it. In the style of a Ted talk or similar event, I staged a presentation where I became the authority on an Injunction gathering unexpressed set of knowledge. Stretching the position of authority further, I feigned the ability of hydrokinesis as I twirl the water that falls from the turned-over pitcher and into my cup. When presenting the image next to the wooden bumper, it is framed and the glass inside is broken.