INSTEAD OF ALLOWING DANCING SEHGAL TO RISE UP THROUGH THE NIGHT CRAWL, ROLL UKULELE ACTIVITIES TUNED D.E.A.D. (2011)

A performance that applies the logic of the “mash-up” to video and performance works of the 1970s and 80s. Plagiarized versions of works by Bruce Nauman, Dan Graham, Chris Burden, William Pope L, Philip Corner, and Tino Sehgal collide, entwine, and unfold over the course of a thirteen-minute performance. A monitor displays a scrolling text, which serves as both a wall text listing the various appropriated sources, and as a contract—a modified version of YouTube’s “Terms of Service” agreement—conscripting the audience as the new owners of the performance as intellectual property.

  First presented as part of Gia Edzgveradze's
  “Radical Criticism for A Radical Future”.
  Stux Gallery
, New York, February 17, 2011.