Yvette Dibos

(USA)

Miss Appropriation tries to _(Fill in the blank)_ (2017)



Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 7:00pm; Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm; Sunday, May 27, 4:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Southside Theater

Ticket Information


General Admission: $15

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Artist Info


Websitewww.EmbarkGallery.com

Work Sample


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Miss Appropriation tries to _(Fill in the blank)_ is a journey where we follow one wannabe drag queen through her attempts to escape the mediocrity of her white suburban upbringing and become, not just famous, but influential. It explores issues of power systems, feminism, whiteness, millennial pink, and cultural misappropriation. This satire of white female-hood magnifies American’s tendencies to exploit once-underground, now-commodified forms of entertainment and alternative lifestyles such as drag, hip hop, feminism, spirituality, AND MORE! In a frenzied performance she pitches self-help products, attempts to justify gentrification through song and dance, gives chakra-cleansing tutorials, and displays diaristic tableaus of the crumbling psyche lurking just beneath the glossy surface of this pseudo-sales-girl, faux queen, flop.


Artist Biography
Yvette Dibos holds an MFA from California College of the Arts. She lives and works in San Francisco Her practice incorporates thought-provoking humor to magnify the absurdities and stereotypes of being white, young, and female. She is a self-taught set builder, performance artist, teacher, children's entertainer, video-maker, and cat portrait painter. Partnered with Cait Petersen, they have performed alternative venues throughout the state while questioning the politics and appropriateness of the white cube through self-dubbed “performedy”- an investigation of the bridge between fine art and comedy.

 

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