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Masked Identity In Color / Colored Identity In Mask

This Performance Video is a testimony to the false fears that are generated by a systemic machinery to continue to fuel identity politics. A virus does not discriminate yet it followed the patterns of inequality.

The depths of systemic racial discrimination ensured, without anyone having to move a finger that the populations that have been traditionally discriminated against, suffer more during the Covid pandemic.

A mask is usually associated with anonymity. Yet, it could not hide the existing prejudices and equalize the people in that assumed anonymity. In this performance, it represents this ironic futility 'of attempting equality through anonymity', in a world where skin color continues to define people.

The artist uses RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color spectrum which gives color to the virtual world on our digital devices, as a reference to all the people in the world, who have been confined into a primary identity that spells ‘color’.
1. Online 2. Locarno 3. Basel, 2020
https://www.parvez.work


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The Performance and the video recording was done by the artist alone in his Studio. Two unique Body prints Negative and Positive (both 150 x 100 cm each) were produced during the process.

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Uploaded data includes: Video (1280x720) with sound Still photo from the Video Photos of the negative and Positive Body prints.

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2020 Video 16:9

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Handle
20.500.11806/med/7186
anderesformat
Video Negative Body Print (150 x 100 cm) - one Positive Body Print (150 x 100 cm) - one
camera
[Parvez]
dauer
11min 15sec
doctype
Performance/Aktion für die Kamera / Performance/Action for the Camera
eventcurator
Jury, Visarte; Doswald, Christoph Doswald; Molleur, Chantal
eventplace
1. Online 2. Locarno 3. Basel
festival
Visarte Corona Call
function
creator
jahrgang
1967
medium
Video 16:9
performers
remark
Uploaded data includes: Video (1280x720) with sound Still photo from the Video Photos of the negative and Positive Body prints.