Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Katarzyna Kozyra

Cheerleader

Cheerleader

Katarzyna Kozyra. Cheerleader, 2006.

Description:
The Cheerleader is conceived as a pop video to the music and words of the Gwen Stefani song "What You Waiting For?" but it does not make reference to the themes of the original video. The scenes unfold in a typical men's changing room. In the beginning the young, fit men do not pay the slightest attention to the activities of the singing and attractive, dancing cheerleader acted by Kozyra. The video explores, amongst others, the problems of the body as a costume and of one's own identity that have frequently been the artist's preoccupation. It is not without significance that in the work Cheerleader the artist makes use of images she had created of herself in previous works: the fat woman from Diva. Reincarnation — a performance that took place last year in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and herself dressed as a man from the work Men's Bathhouse that won an award at Venice Biennale. In the film also appears a choir comprising two of the directors and curator from Zachêta Gallery.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
video, music, Cheerleader, kozyra

Images
CheerleaderWomenIl CastratoThe Blood TiesPunishment and CrimeThe Fasçade ConcertMen

Location
Warszawa, mazowieckie
Poland

Contact
mailbox@themidgetgallery.com

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