Audition Tape, 2003
In Audition Tape, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, who describes himself as a “gay white male, 5’11”, 155 lbs, 29 years old, good singing voice and co-ordination” stands before the camera in order to apply for a job as a performer in the Russian girl pop group t.A. T.u. The elements of confession, identification and memory in the tape intertwine to produce a new format: mainstream culture, political history and sexual politics become visible as invocations in which the individual wish for recognition and success are enmeshed.
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, CA 2003, 8 min