Strip Tradition Gringo Aguante Carajo, Maco Mexico, México City, 2006 Elena
Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project
Strip Tradition Aguante Gringo Carajo
April 27th – 30th, 2006
at the booth of PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures, MACO México Arte Contemporáneo, Mèxico City
My performances are energetic and usually have a strong impact on the audience. They are a form of rebellion through beauty, in order to obtain spaces for individual freedom turning the space into a ritual and the objects to be worn into vehicles for action.
As in the previous projects, as well as the performance Strip Tradition Aguante Gringo Carajo consists of the interaction private/public, of bringing the energy of the street in the exhibition space and, at the same time, of spreading creative transgression onto the street. It is a work on life-style/the expression of emotions, one’s own conditionas a state of liberation, the change as interpretation of life on stage.
Three models will wear the D.G. Clothes Project Collection: trucker hats, man-shirt ponchos (produced out of shirts taken from the gallerist’s wardrobe), bikinis and bijoux-like decorated police hand cuffs. The models will walk in front of and near the stand of the gallery booth. The male passers-by will be taken abruptly taken out of their passive audience status and into the gallery’s booth, they will be hand-cuffed to one of the three platforms.
Each model will go on the platform and show herself for a minute. Then, she will start to undress herself and, once she is naked, she will pose as a classical statue.
The models will represent three different kinds of women: the contemporary-shopping woman; the transgression-bound woman; the muse.
Eventually, they will be charging the space with emotional states to acquire authority by getting rid of /undressing themselves of traditional taboos in front of strangers-gringos.
The performance was especially conceived for MACO 2006 and has taken place twice a day during the art fair.