GoldenDean (Golidinidini)

Goldendean is an evolving public performance by Dean Hutton exploring the fascination with the flesh, in particular the flesh of non-normative queer bodies and how they inhabit and take space in public. The work hangs on the gaze of the viewer, and then Hutton’s decision to either acknowledge, interact or ignore the viewer while scrolling social media and texting. The performance attempts to deal with issues around the gaze, whiteness and the capital, of bodies, identity and politics of the gallery space.

Goldendean was first performed in a window at Ithuba Art Gallery in Braamfontein as a 1+hour residency as part of #CCJoburg #CCGlasglow collaboration with Ant Moys and Lindiwe Matshikiza, curated by Lavendhri Arumugam and Natalia Palombo.