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Confessions on the dance floor

 

Confessions on the dance floor, 2012, performance video, (TRT 4:03)

Young non-actors performed news headlines and advertising copy taken from Madonna’s album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2005.

ABOUT Confessions on the dance floor:
Young non-actors from the surrounding area of The Bindery Projects, St Paul, Minnesota, performed scripts, which were an assemblage of news headlines and advertising copy all taken from the year 2005. This was the year Madonna released Confessions on a Dance Floor, the album where she famously announced that she was no longer political. In this context, I wanted to think about privilege, the denial of the political, and the potential of the performers to transform these conditions.

HEADLINES SOURCES:
The New York Times, Jan 1–10, 2005
Los Angeles Times, February 16–26, 2005
Los Angeles Times, April 16–26, 2005
The New York Times, May 1–11, 2005
The New York Times, Nov 16–26, 2005
The Los Angeles Times, Dec 1–11, 2005

ADVERTISEMENTS SOURCES:
Vanity Fair, January 2005
Vanity Fair, July 2005
Vanity Fair, September 2005
Vanity Fair, September 2005
Harpers Bazaar, March 2005
Harpers Bazaar, August 2005
Harpers Bazaar, October 2005

PERFORMERS:
Charlita is Johnson, Adrienne Doyle, Namir Fearce, Michael.

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