How About Tonight?
Norman, Oklahoma
2012

In this work, How About Tonight?, I recorded Mark and Johnny, two veterans of Ol’ Blues, a karaoke bar in Norman, Oklahoma. Over a few weeks I got to know the regulars and filmed many of their performances. Mark and Johnny’s performances express qualities ranging from flamboyance to modesty, nervousness to poise.

My interest here lies in how the performers embody aspects of the actor and non-actor, and where the performed self and real self intersect. At the same time, I question my gaze, as an audience member and as a participant.