WEDDING DRESS, Kleinfeld, Brooklyn NY, 2005
In this Intervention performance, artist Don Penny acted as my father and we booked an appointment with our very own ‘bridal consultant’ in the most prestigious bridal store in Brooklyn, NY. During 2 hours I tried a range of wedding dresses and was treated like a bride to be by employees, other customers and the people accompanying them. My queer body caused an obvious unease amongst the women in the store.
The reactions varied between whispers, nervous laughter, high traffic in my area of the store, and some very sweet and sincere smiles.