4 Tina (Clown Karaoke)

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Inspired by Tina Turner’s deliciously bizarre music video for her 1986 single “Typical Male,” in 4 Tina I became a pop culture icon of my own making: a cut and paste Crayola clown diva chasing after Turner’s afterimage. Using rudimentary rotoscope, karaoke visuals, makeup and wig crafting, I bask in Turner’s afterglow and enact an unapologetic selfhood through distortion, mimicry, and performance.