Burn the Bachelorette's Red Scarf, 2014, Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama
Burn the Red Bachelorette's Scarf is a multichannel video series. Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting and folk dance as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible domestic spaces. Her works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in which recognition plays an important role. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of societal values, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. She examines the common language of sports, dance, and performance and what it means to perform inside and outside a space. What is left when the performer is gone?
© 2014 Kledia Spiro