1992

Artists such as Fred Wilson, Adrian Piper, James Luna and Jimmy Durham begin to interrogate the way museums represent cultural otherness and start a dialogue with radical anthropologists.

I begin to experiment with the colonial format of the "living diorama." My collaborators and I create interactive "living museums" that parody various colonial practices of representation including the ethnographic tableau vivant, the Indian Trading Post, the border curio shop, the porn window display and their contemporary equivalents. These performance/installations function both as a bizarre set design for a contemporary enactment of "cultural pathologies," and as a ceremonial space for people to reflect upon their attitudes toward other cultures.

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