Project Description

On Location, 2002

Assuming the role of a ‘newscaster’ for the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice parade, complete with cameraman and sound equipment, Sale conducted live interviews with parade participants. The brief exchanges were amplified for the parade spectators to hear live as Sale worked his way from the front to the back of the parade. The performance broke with the formal structure of parade performers and fell within the tradition of documentary filmmaking, by exposing the inner workings of an activity while it is taking place. None of the 700 participants and 100,000 spectators could be certain whether Sale was a “legitimate” media personality interviewing the parade participants during the parade itself.

Four-hour performance, Santa Barbara Summer Solstice, Santa Barbara, CA