The Ride, 2017

HD video with sound

99 performances, each 10-13 minutes in length

Live performances on 26 September - 7 October, 2017

Proximity Festival, Perth

The Ride was a one-on-one performance piece in which two actors (the artist - a veiled Muslim woman - and participant) shared a simulated motorcycle ride through an archetypal Australian landscape. At the end of the ride, each participant was given a polaroid photograph taken from the journey with the hand-written caption “#illridewithyou xo”. As a humorous subversion of the #illridewithyou hashtag, this work examines the discourse surrounding the trend, which although came from a will to express solidarity and support, could also be seen as revealing undertones of patriarchal protectionism and the white saviour complex.

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