Sightreading

Video Performance

This is documentation of a performance, sight reading the music to "Farewell Jamaica" one of the most popular caribbean songs. The performer/artist played this song for the first time during this performance and has never heard the song properly. The title sightreading plays on the act of reading the music and reading the performer as part of the culture she's referencing or not. The awkward melody inspires frustration through the incomplete melodies and pauses, showing the impossibility of confidently identifying with the culture she is connected to through family history, but trying to make a connection anyway.