Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear
In the face of taboo, there are those that would shudder and recoil, dreading attachment or association to the flashy, glamorous trash in the world. They smirk, and smile uncomfortably, hoping to find a way out of the situation. As good artists, we must always have a heart for those poor, restrained people. A heart, and a vibrator, and tinsel.
About the Artists
Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear are a multi-disciplinary duo with an affinity for provocative themes. Combining video, dance, and live performance, they work to create a mirror in which to start looking through the self. They incorporate pop culture references and mechanically mediated techniques to explore contemporary feminine gender dynamics and the intensely personal nature of identity.
As an artist couple, who live, work, and play together, Danielle and Justin combine forces in many projects. The challenge of co-creating reveals their own subconscious limits, and the work can then expand further than previously possible.
From two hour long stage productions, to four minute videos, their work is an attempt to connect: to themselves, to their lovers, and to you. And the work documents their own self-discovery of dysfunction. The weight of catastrophic dread is blended in equal measure with female-power and masculine-humor, resulting in a darkly comedic performance. With a dash of spectacle thrown in for good measure—less like Guy Debord, and more like the kitschy, self-reflective music videos of Katy Perry.
Danielle Georgiou is a multi-hyphenate artist who works in performance and video. Based in Dallas, TX, her stage and video works deal with puzzles found in femininity—vulnerability, deformity, and beauty. Her work has shown across Texas, New York, California, Florida, Oregon, Germany, and Scotland. She likes to pet cats, watch birds take baths, and grow succulents. Her favorite word is “snacks.”
Justin Locklear is a theater artist, with work in both traditional stage work and avant-garde performance. He is the current Artist-in-Residence at the Ochre House Theater in Dallas, TX, specializing in puppetry, prop-building, and play-writing. He has been building performative work over his entire career, from live music, street performance, and site-specific performance art.
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