Do The Right Thing
Do The Right Thing is a video work that combines footage from Spike Lee’s film of the same name, the music of Lightning Bolt , and
the artist dancing. During the opening credits of Spike Lee’s film the actor Rosie Perez dances to the song “fight the power”. It is a
forceful and iconic opening to a film the tackles issues of race and privilege. In trying to identify with her passion while recognizing
the obvious distance the work proposes a scenario where the young white man dances with Rosie Perez. The choice of music, attire and dance
style were made to allow for the artist to remain true to his experience yet share in a state of parallel spirit.