Curatorial text by Musée d’art actuel / Département des invisibles:
performance.png is a video performance by the artist Francisco Gonzalez-Rosas that examines cultural stereotypes through the body as an object of desire and consumption. The body—exotic, erotic and broadcast by the mirror-eye of the device—expands and multiplies, as if editing its own reflection. It is about magnification of the self and representation of the subject who, with his maracas, debunks the tropical fantasy of the South. Narcissistic and artificial, he likes to look about and to gaze upon himself draw attention to the society of spectacle, reinvented by the selfie industry and the depiction of racialized otherness.
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