Danny Tisdale: An Interview

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1992 | 00:25:28 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Hi8 video

Collection: Interviews, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Installation, Interview, Performance, Race, VDB Interviews

Danny Tisdale is a performance artist from New York City. His performances challenge prevailing ideas of race, assimilation, appropriation and success by offering passers-by the chance to racially change their appearance as a means to achieve greater financial success. The mimicry of museological practices of cataloguing and preservation, display and presentation provides one of a range of rhetorical frameworks upon which Danny Tisdale hangs his practice of social critique. Tisdale creates installations that seem to have as much to do with exposing the chameleon-like nature of politicians as they do with promoting a comprehensive political platform.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1992 and re-edited in 2007.

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