video installation
found footage
tinsel, wood, rubber, aluminium
32 min. 26 sec. loop

Silvery curtains fall from the ceiling, creating a stage space that appears to be separate from the exhibition space. Lights and sounds lure seductively behind the tinsel. A supposed karaoke setting is waiting there. Only, the microphone looks down from above and is not plugged in. The text overlay on the tube screen is clocked too quickly. You are not supposed to sing along here. 

The diva is a pop culture figure whose attraction and power lie in her vulnerability. She is revered for the exaggerated emphasis as well as the aestheticization of her pain. Those who step through the tinsel curtain face the intimate gaze of the diva. The boundary between the performance of the divas on the screen and the performance of the viewer in the exhibition space is blurring.