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Property Laws
Collaborator: Gabriel Christian
Location: Madame Space for the Arts, Minneapolis, US
Year: 2015

“1. If I like it, it’s mine.
2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
5. If it’s mine, it must never appear
            to be yours in any way.
6. If I’m doing or building something,
            all the pieces are mine.
7. If it just looks like mine, it’s mine.”

The quote above is from a found poster. The original title reads “Toddler Property Laws”, but as one can tell in an instant, these are the rules many of us still play by. This collaboration with the performance artist Gabriel Christian took place in a LGBTQ center in Minneapolis, with the further participation of several local performance and musical groups (Gay Henry, Lazer, White Boyfriend, and more). The intention was to spend one week creating an immersive installation that is both an exhibition and a set. The work attempted to tackle ongoing tensions in the US over racial and gender divides through the language of play. 

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