In “Happy Birthday Mr. President” video piece, Beatriz Albuquerque explores the notions of surveillance and voyeurism during Beatriz Albuquerque performance, that is a nod to Marilyn Monroe’s famous 1962 address to President Kennedy at a fundraising gala for the Democratic Party at Madison Square Garden. Marilyn Monroe is the epithet of Aphrodite in form and shape for the Western Culture.
Beatriz Albuquerque (born in Porto, Portugal) is known for her interdisciplinary practices between new media and cross media. She was recently awarded the Myers Art Prize: cross media, Columbia University, New York (2014). She was also awarded the Revelation Award (Prémio Revelação), 17a Biennial de Cerveira, Portugal (2013). and the Ambient Series Performance Award, PAC / edge Performance Festival, Chicago (2005).
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