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Refers to the construction of cultural identity
in the contest of stardom and the American Dream.
In this piece, coming from personal experiences
of being compared to Madonna, I impersonate her to examine
how the image of a star creates a longing,
a sense of endless possibilities and a dream of becoming
something from’nothing’.
The title references Madonna’s line from her interview,
in which she describes her poor days in New York when she was eating
popcorn for dinner while watching films. She once said,
¨the only thing that I keep in the fridge is popcorn.”
Using the misunderstanding of words in Madonna’s song
‘Dress you up’, Sweet or Salty makes a humorous comment
on cultural and language differences.

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SWEET OR SALTY
(MADONNA’S POOR DAYS)
Ana Rewakowicz

Performance, Quebec,
2000, 3 min 30 s, colour

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