Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia is a culturally promiscuous, performance maker. She works across live performance and video through a hybridised aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.  Garcia’s practice is shaped by alterity, echoing notions of cultural ambiguity and displacement by adopting the role of shape shifter—sliding into the gaps between cultures, experiences of otherness and timeless clichés of exotic femininity. She takes an intersectional approach to contemporary dance (read: twerking), the cultural politics of identity and the diasporic body. She is concerned with forgotten choreographies, mimetic movement, alternate ways of viewing images of the past that eschew classical myths, and the cultural make up of the Filipina.

CAROLINE GARCIA
Caroline Garcia, Primitive Nostalgia, 2014, digital video, duration 5:29 mins. Courtesy the artist.

http://carolinegarcia.com.au/