Kristin McWharter

Waking the Giant Within
2018

Kristin McWharter with performance assistance by Sam Congdon, Sara Drake, and Maru Garcia. Photography by Serge Hoeltschi

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Waking the Giant Within is an investigation into the rhetorical frameworks of authority and motivation when encountering submissive yet participatory audiences. Viewers are immersed in a scene of romantic irony, a battle between their desire for entertainment and their personal relationship to authority and submission.