Siren Song, January 2014, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Siren Song was shot in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil and at Vidigal beach in Rio de Janeiro. The piece stars my drag alter ego, Tamala, a space age, plastic-clad diva who lip syncs to abstracted pop music. During my artist residency at Largo das Artes in Rio, I blended archetypes such as mermaids, sirens and the sea goddess Iemanjá. The residency concluded with a live performance by Tamala in the gallery space of Largo das Artes. The set was inspired by the work of French illusionist Georges Méliès and was constructed of fabric, Styrofoam and LED lights.
Installation and performance of Siren Song at Largo das Artes, 2014