You encounter Triple Expo, a new performance choreographed by Alexa West, in a shop window on a nondescript corner of a residential block in South Williamsburg. The performers are behind the glass, you are not.
Im not the motherland. Im not a landscape. Im framing this conversation. Im not a flower. Im only here to work, declares a woman whose monologue acts as the soundtrack to video documentation of performances from 2017 by artist Joiri Minaya. The womans refusal of identities which connect the feminine to the landscape is emblematic of Minayas exploration of the female subject, in particular the construction of the tropical woman.