Pat McElnea b. 1981
Seersucker (2007)
Duration: 2:20 min

Seersucker moves from backlit to front-lit, clashes clean verticality with sullied horizontality. While dancing and smearing a hero entertainer is also a defeated painter. In an attempt to stand erect the performer un-makes a mark in rewind. Caked in makeup and wet paint, the same character battles to be taken seriously in discrete ways, while caught between an old and new version of the same song, Shout Bamalama.