Revealing Myth: Peekskill
Performance and workshop
This was a performance and workshop I did with youth from the Peekskill Youth Bureau for the Peekskill Arts Festival for the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. The 4-day workshop consisted of creating masks from natural found objects in the nearby forest. For the opening day of the festival, we peeled off our masks in front of visitors to the festival and handed them the pieces. Some people took them freely while others were frightened by our presence. We unmasked in silence and did not answer questions. A power shift occurred.