We are pleased to announce that Rah, the Georgia Fee Winter 2014 resident will present her video work, Oreo, which she completed during the residency, at this year's Cutlog New York art fair on the Lower East Side during Frieze Week. The video is shown in combination with a program of screenings that engages Sex and Sexuality, Fashion, LTGBQ and Passerby as Subject. Rah's work will screen at 4:45 PM on Thursday, May 8th and at 2:15 PM on Friday, May 9th in the Little Theater.
Oreo, 2014, is a youtube tutorial parody that confronts the French government’s legislation targeting the veil and their encroachment on individual rights to religious expression. This garment worn by women to show religious affiliation is a contentious cultural and political issue that has been the subject of political repression and cultural appropriation. Further, the video strategically uses humour to address and engage with contemporary discussion surrounding racism. This piece serves as a critique of the cross- cultural idealization of the european beauty standard and its consequences.