Five Shoeshines, 2016

This project explores aspects of identity, power, and labor through the ritual of shoe shining. It was performed during the public art festival Art in Odd Places: Race, in August 2016. I received five shoeshines at five different locations across fourteenth street in Manhattan:

14th Street and Ninth Avenue

14th Street and Sixth Avenue

14th Street and Union Square

14th Street and Second Avenue

14th Street and Avenue C