Celebrity World by: Tara Raye Russo
LINK TO VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/tararayerusso/celebrityworld
Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL Fashion. Prototype. Plan. System.
Guest Lead Curated by Edwin Ramoran. Joined by Guest Curators: Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, Salley May, Shaun Wright; & Curatorial Assistant John Wenrich.
Festival Producer, Sarah Brozna
Founder/Director, Ed Woodham
October 6, 2012
West 14th Street New York City
Celebrity: Tara Raye Russo
Bodyguards: Stephen Hutchins and Fausto Sevila
Paparazzi: Elisa Garcia de la Huerta and Anna Carina Sinocchi
Stylist: Crystal Butler
Additional photographs and video by permission:
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
Anna Carina Sinocchi
Tara Raye Russo: performance artist, costume designer, video, editor
Celebrity World is a portentous spectacle adrift like a self-contained planet, hovering in a suspended reality of privilege, exclusivity and otherness. Bodyguards circulate around “Celebrity,” played by the artist in a face shield mask of Angelina Jolie donned in a modified version of Valentino. Paparazzi circulate the peripheral fervently, fueling the public’s awareness of the sight. A post production video will accompany the performance with head cam footage worn by “Celebrity,” bodyguards and paparazzi.