Now women box professionally and men might attempt synchronized swimming but in the late twentieth century this was not the norm. This exploration of gender differentiation and role reversals was originally produced as part of the Goodwill Games Art Festival. We still have a long way to go before we reach gender equality.
The dual-image format was specifically designed for display in an eight monitor sculpture conceived by Beliz Brother and housed in Rainier Square in downtown Seattle during the actual Goodwill Games. The Shared Site project consisted of a suite of six videos that explored various themes suggested by an international athletic event.
©1990 Sally Cloninger and Lisa Farnham