I love you so much I want to be you (2017)
two channel video installation
Somewhere between infatuation and admiration, the desire to be close to someone or be like them. Using clothing from my own closet, I perform as three of my teen idols - Paul McCartney, David Bowie, and Julian Casablancas.
In "I love you so much I want to be you" I don the garb (and paper faces) of several of my teen idols and perform as them, mimicking their movements and mannerisms and making others up where references fall short. The title is a hyperbolic reference to the heady lens of admiration, love, and obsession that accompany the teen-fandom crush— perhaps pretending to be a certain musician as you listen to their music, in a bedroom plastered with their face. I play with ideas of the put-on/performed personalities of these figures and adopt their personas through mimicking their body language and the way that clothing is used to express identity.