SARAH GOTOWKA

#ExpressYourself
2013
Static Cling Vinyl
Front windows of La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse

Diplo’s 2012 music video Express Yourself helped expose the culture of twerking to the suburbs of North America, and has cemented the twerk-handstand as an iconic dance for young females. This piece is composed entirely of photographs taken from Twitter under the hashtag expressyourself where girls imitate the images from Diplo’s music video. Each photo was tagged “@diplo” to converse directly with the celebrity producer in the digital flesh. On a daily basis, Diplo selects #expressyourself photos that he deems worthy, then retweets them.

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