Honey Baby Video Installation Created by Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-01/23/2021, 11:00 am-05:00 pm
3852 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES
Honey Baby is a video installation created by Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio. Inspired by motion in utero, the video captures a folding and tumbling body suspended in a honey filled environment. The fourteen-minute video brings its subject incrementally closer until a collapse of space presses the viewer up against the body. The sound of the video is an interpretation of what the baby would hear in utero. Honey Baby reveals a uniquely sensual relationship between subject and host.
On High at Locust Projects features Paula Wilson’s 2017 video Living Monument, a one-minute, two-channel video. On one screen is footage compiled from online sources of the confederate General Beauregard Equestrian Statue’s removal in New Orleans in April of 2017. On the second, is a video of a covert performance by the artist, in which she dances at dawn atop the plinth before she was forced to leave the premises by law enforcement. Inspired by the vibrant jazz funeral tradition of Second-Line Parades in New Orleans, Wilson uses the empty base as a pedestal to be acted upon—celebrating, in a hand-painted costume, the creative forces required for transformation. The tunic the artist created and is wearing in the video is also featured in the exhibition.