5 July 2019

HD video, 2:07 – 2016

Highlights is a video performance via the sleeve of a vintage vinyl record.
A jacket of The Mamas & The Papas’ “Dedicated” has been altered by a previous owner to house a copy of “White Light / White Heat” by The Velvet Underground. Performed by magic marker, the figures that comprise the former group are aggressively redacted alongside information associated with them. Though additional text is added to signify the new album meant to occupy the sleeve’s interior, what was intended as an act of obscuration accomplishes the opposite decades later. That which is crossed out becomes unintentionally highlighted, and through simple camera movements Michelle, Cass, Denny and John re-perform — cut-for-cut — the title track from their album as they did on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967.