Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 mastonfig@gmail.com

2019 boots boobs booze


Boots Boobs Booze, 2019, performance, 60 minutes

Performance made within Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s exhibition Relax into the Invisible at LAXart. Drawing inspiration from Solomon’s artist book Read Any Good Boots Lately?, Emily Mast choreographs a group of dancers to interact with and move through the artist’s sculptural installation. In her book, Solomon—who was trained as a dancer before beginning her career as a graphic designer—describes a “flashy chorus-line [that] covers hovers a seriously silly history. Her-story. How high-heeled red boots make her feel free.” As Mast’s dancers make clear in a series of vignettes, “Red boots make the invisible extraordinarily visible.”