PERFORMING A LIFETIME by Saara Mahbouba & Gladys Camilo
110 x 140mm, 64 pages, Colour printing, Perfect bound, Hardback, 2021
Performing a Lifetime is an exploration of bodies and identities belonging to the in-between. Saara Mahbouba and Gladys Camilo reflect on the complications of navigating between accurate representation of oneself and one’s community and the traps of performativity, appropriation, and self- exploitation. Exploring the complexities of working ethically in a contemporary art scene that simultaneously lauds and punishes otherness, Performing a Lifetime taps into the artists’ personal experiences of embodying identities that are neither fully within nor without categories of otherness and hegemonic bodies.