Following on from the previous blog. The next stage in the Embrace Change series was to exchange some of the clay pieces on the Embrace Change Table with real food, adding real wine and candles and allowing my sister Marva, aka Pixie to eat the food with her 5 year-long partner Hugh who then sat for 30 minutes in the Truman Gallery discussing their upbringing and issues they had with colour, gender etc.
It was a very powerful performance, very transfixing. The gallery attendees would stop and look and realize it was art and would listen and appreciate what was happening.
My most memorable point was when my sister Pixie asked Hugh, so what problems did you have as a white male growing up? and he answered with a confident smile “I didn’t have any! I was a white male!”