STEPHANIE GREENE is a Yankee / Porteña performance artist who is currently based in Buenos Aires but was born in San Francisco and has also lived in Seattle and NYC. She mostly works through public interventions and endurance actions but occasionally creates art objects (paintings, sculptures, installations, etc). Conceptually she is interested in engaging with ideas such as the doble filo of globalization and the presentation of a hybrid identity; all the while maintaining a critical sense of the occidental influence in latin cultures. For the next six months she will be doing artist residencies throughout Latin America in Brazil (including Largo das Artes Residency Programme), Argentina and Mexico; in September she will return to Smith College to finish her thesis.
This coming Friday (10.01), Stephanie will be doing her first intervention in a Brazilian public space, more specifically, in the premises of SAARA, a bustling popular market in the streets of the historical city centre of Rio de Janeiro. For this performance, named “Miss Greene Galicious Comes to Rio: Spreading the Yankee”, the artist will give life to a “gringa” character, Miss Greene Galicious. With her body completely covered in white sunscreen, Miss Gallicious will walk through the streets with the white substance still wet on her body. The performance will finish when the artist cannot walk anymore and the paint on her body has dried or been “used up”. As the artist walks, she will leave imprintations of her “whiteness” on the public bodies occupying the urban space. Audience members are also encouraged to engage with the performance by individually documenting the action. Taking photos of the performance, with phones, cameras, sound recordings, etc (available technological devices) upload them to Panoramio (which will send them to Google Earth) and then send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out mora about Stephanie Greene’s works here: http://stephaniegreeneperfo.virb.com/
“Miss Greene Galicious Comes to Rio: Spreading the Yankee”
Performance by Stephanie Greene
When: 10th of January, Friday, from 11am.
Where: meeting point at Rua Buenos Aires, on the corner of Rua Regente Feijó (around the little square where the monument to Mascate is located).