Secret Identity Politics

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Secret Identity Politics – Public Intervention – 2014

Performance by Morgan Sea – Photos by Raphaële Frigon

In this performance we compare the public’s reaction to a costumed superhero patrolling the streets and an oddly dressed transsexual. A large piece of purple fabric acts as both a makeshift cape and haute couture dress, social signifiers that help the public recognize the performer as Superhero / Woman. Without these signifiers, public comprehension drops significantly.

This piece was performed as part of the Hemispheric Institute’s IX Encuentro 2014, and again in the Montreal’s Mile-End. 

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