I Won’t Let You Out of My Sight

It was great to work together with Cigdem Aydemir again filming her installation project I Won’t Let You Out of My Sight.

“I’ll be ready” – Jimi Jamison’s soundtrack to the 90s hit TV series Baywatch – blasts from a lifesaving-float-cum-boombox as the artist runs along several popular Sydney Beaches wearing a red burqini (a swimsuit with a hood designed for Muslim women). In addition to the run there are several other actions, some taken from Baywatch others boot camp routines, yet in all there is a blurring of the line between victim and saviour, the watcher and the watched, Muslim femininity and masculinity, as well as notions of success and failure.