|Photo by Max Fields |
|Pope.L performance at Contemporary Art Museum Houston|
"Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes at circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass," writes Ralph Ellison in The Invisible Man
. "When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination -- indeed, everything and anything except me."
Ellison's novel about living as an African American man in America, invisible to white people, can be seen as a forerunner to Costume Made of Nothing
, a sculpture and performance piece by Pope.L. The artist's work will be animated this week at the Walker Art Center's Target Free Thursday Night and at Free First Saturday. Part of "Radical Presence
," an exhibit that investigates black performance, the piece will come alive with the help of local dancer Bryan Evans. See also:
"Radical Presence" opens at the Walker Art Center