Because Boatright was working the day Sight Unseen visited the house, Mead composed this little homage to her on an office computer. While she studied sculpture at Pratt, her focus now is on performance, with video art as a medium. One of her best series involves her surreptitiously taping strangers’ conversations and then reenacting them on tape while mimicking their appearance and intonations. “This particular video was of a group of men standing in front of us in a line for a movie, heatedly discussing their favorite anime series from the ’80s and ’90s,” she says. “Making the videos also gives me a good excuse to collect wigs, which is something I always aspired to do.”
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Because Boatright was working the day Sight Unseen visited the house, Mead composed this little homage to her on an office computer. While she studied sculpture at Pratt, her focus now is on performance, with video art as a medium. One of her best series involves her surreptitiously taping strangers’ conversations and then reenacting them on tape while mimicking their appearance and intonations. “This particular video was of a group of men standing in front of us in a line for a movie, heatedly discussing their favorite anime series from the ’80s and ’90s,” she says. “Making the videos also gives me a good excuse to collect wigs, which is something I always aspired to do.”