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Black Snake

Construction operated by: Yukari Hirano
Performance venue: Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, United States
The construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline became a contentious issue during the presidential election the previous year. For the performance, I chose to create a grid-like structure that housed black plastic sheets normally used for agriculture. I wanted to represent the oil pipeline through an image that people living in the area often invoke: a black snake.