Anastacia Reborn
performance, 2019
in collaboration with Arootin Mirzakhani
karaoke instrumentals

Although having spawned hyper-successful chart hits, the discography of pop star Anastacia is yet consistently flashing the shadow of doubt, self assertion and the fear of being “Left Outside Alone”. Within the performance Anastacia’s artist persona is dissociated into a vessel that carries an implicit Anastacia-ness: A peculiarly awkward complex of self-victimisation, that seems to diffuse into contemporary lives through media and trends.

Supplemented by poems that allude to tropes of pop-song-texting the work evokes the notion of early 2000s teenage angst while paying tribute to the empowering performance of Karaoke.

photos: Nikolaus Kockel