Irrational City

Artist / Curator

Colette Copeland

Route 666 Trailer from Colette Copeland on Vimeo.

Stills from "Route 666"

Artist Statement:

Inspired by Dada, Theater of the Absurd, Situationist Theory and contemporary performance art, Copeland’s performance video work humorously questions cultural norms. Her alter ego—The  Victorian Woman always performs in full costume engaging in what is typically thought of as "masculine culture or masculine activities". She does not train for these performances. She will allow no more than a 15-minute tutorial prior to engagement and filming. Copeland’s videos embrace spectacle and absurdity as a strategy to examine gender roles and as a playful way to deconstruct cultural and gender stereotypes.