Zander Porter’s I’m Your Pixelpleasure (2017) is an imbrication of the internet pop culture feed and the bruising reality of identity in politics. The performance unfolds along the constructed storyline of winning RuPaul’s Big Brother Survivor Race where everyone—the performers and users—are implicated in the shallowness of the quest, despite real-world consequences. Porter’s piece asks for our attention, our humor, and our curiosity.
Zander Porter (ze/xem) is a Jewish-US-American artist and member of XenoEntities Network working between liveness and onlineness, manifesting physical, virtual, theatrical, and curatorial performances from mediated experiences of togetherness, identification and (dis)embodiment: core works include I’m your pixelpleasure, ADHD penetration, and Emoji-bot. In xyr practice, Zander articulates the moving image as a hybridized video-and-performance object; ze acquired a high honors BA in Art Studio with additional coursework in Computer Science, Performance Studies, and Queer Theory from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and will acquire a MA in Choreography from DAS Graduate School – Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2023.