Know You Got 2011
Know You Got is half art happening, half straight-up good time. The work is inspired by the visual similarity between Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s Imponderabilia and Soul Train’s generation-defining line dances. The entrance of the gallery was hidden and lined by a row of participants clapping and cheering surprised visitors as they entered the gallery. This rendition took place during Nuit Blanche 2011. the line was populated by local dancers, activists, curators, artists, illustrators, and musicians invested in the power of funk music.
Special thanks to the particpants: Mark Cabuena, Pamela Edmonds, Emily Edmonds, Mindbender Supreme, Mickey Koyama, Chung Won Seo, Masatoshi Nishimura, Ryosuke Ashida, Amanda Walsh, Jacqui Oakley, Sayuri Kristine, Sam Chou, and Yumi Aoki.
I would like to also thank the Ontario Arts Council for its support of this project with its Exhibition Assistance Grant