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.