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Zeina Baltagi
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Aestheticized metaphors for transformation and possibility.
Aestheticized metaphors for transformation and possibility.

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Blue is the hue in clothes of sobriety, the equivalent on the color wheel of moderation, temperance, and custody of the eyes, according to Alexander Theroux. Doesn’t it in its force also lend authority to empires? Police? Guards in general?
Even in it’s traditional symbol for males.

The color evokes uniformity worn by members of the police, emergency services, security guard’s, student’s in schools and by inmates in prisons, medical professionals, political officials, domestic workers, and your neighborhood gas station attendant.

Blue can evokes tranquility, peaceful in its representation.
Blue floats, signaling oxygen and water for life with echoing layers of darkness that deepens the blueness in flames.

The blueness of our atmosphere and our uniforms, re-affirms feelings of being a part of and a part from society.

In its duty we manipulate blue to intellectualize and rationalize our lives.
Incidentally, indigo blue is the preferred color for shirts and pants in nineteenth century America. It carried representation, assimilation, and westernization.

It gave America the wardrobe of reliability and belonging while holding the heaviness of depression and separation.

It became so norm, an indigo blue tub was kept in most kitchens. Vat dyeing has the highest degree of fastness, getting it’s name from an old-time method of steeping indigo plants in vats to producing the classic blue dye used in denim.

We already know that blue is the hardest color to hold on to, yet it’s authority still holds it’s “true colors”.

On July 28th at 8 pm I will be hand dying and washing a pair of old blue jeans in my $9.99 blue plastic kitty pool. Using natural fibers, I am deepening the color that was lifted with wear. While vocalizing my experiences animating the dulling blue.

I will be wearing my blue gas station uniform during the performance.

July 28th 6pm-9pm Blue-Curated by Gary Brewer at 1206 Maple ave Los Angeles. On the 5th floor of the Bendix Building at PØST.
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By Zeina Baltagi
Music by Derek Stein
Filmed by Daniel Pinci
Sewn by Jessica Bley
Tire tread on grey jersey
22"x8' dress Downtown Los Angeles
2015
https://youtu.be/tBkwADmjgoA
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Dave Workman writes about Perfectionism. 
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The day I met you was the day I knew I was alive. 
I want to be ready, to live, to heal. 
I saw God once. I spoke with fury. 
Sober. 
                 I ask you to stay. 
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bionic bodies 
grazing light sunspots scar tissue 
stretch
marks of a personality growing thick then thinning again thick then thinning again 
silk screened in gowns 
etched in titanium 
a few bolts loosen and i am on my back. 

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