Macroaggression in Red and Blue: a Performance Piece by Jacques de Beaufort
Friday, November 18 2016 at 8:30-11:30 p.m.
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33405
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Open to the public /18+
West Palm Beach-The Box Gallery will be presenting “Macroaggression in Red and Blue: a Performance Piece by Jacques de Beaufort” an interactive performance piece de Beaufort will be creating to run during the opening reception of his solo exhibition "Aesthetics and Surrealism" at The Box Gallery.
Participants will disrobe and then be painted in red or blue bodypaint, and then asked to mingle with gallery guests. The paint will be make-up grade non-toxic and water washable.
The project is a meditation on and visualization of political and cultural tribal identities and the inter-psychic violence that accompanies the democratic process.
“I’ve become interested in how the recent political polarization surrounding this Presidential election has served as a dehumanizing and dissociative social mechanism. It’s my intention to literalize the left/right tribal identities and to force the viewer to confront the totalitarian consequences of affiliation that are associated with identity politics. There is no room for the individual in “group identity”, and the newly minted other….the “enemy” is similarly stripped of their humanity and existential legitimacy in order to serve an ideology. The end justifies the means and Symbolic and literal violence follow in short order.” -Jacques de Beaufort