Antonia Wright- Are You OK?
“Are You Ok? is an on-going performance piece whereby I go into the streets and cry while capturing the responses of those passing by. The project explores the concept of social structure and tests our rules of behavior within different systems. I see each performance as a social experiment analyzing different communities and the individuals who may or may not stop to ask me if I am okay.
In these videos I am in Midtown New York and downtown Miami. I intentionally appear well dressed- wearing a black dress, high heels, and a nice purse. I stand in well-trafficked areas and strap my camera to a tripod far enough away so as not to have it be noticeable. I try and make each encounter as authentic as possible. I start to breath deeply and think of all the sad…
Do you stop and ask?”