Chris Freeman Fights A Girl

Chris Freeman

Hannah Piper Burns

HQHQ Project Space

232 SE Oak St. #108

Portland, OR 97217

September 25th - October 26th, 2014

Chris Freeman Fights a Girl explores the space of violence in culture and its boundaries and limitations across gender lines. As most violence is experienced as a carefully controlled simulation through media or sporting events, this piece furthers the simulation by bringing the spectacle into the gallery space. The performers and audience alike do their best impression of their respective roles while actually being untrained and completely out of their element.

Video documantation courtesy of the artist

Chris Freeman is an artist whose work focuses on identity from the viewpoint of a “normal” white, straight, American male. He received his BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and is currently in the MFA program at Portland State University.

Hannah Piper Burns co-founded and co-directs Experimental Film Festival Portland (EFFPortland) and acts as the curatorial consultant for the Light + Sound Window Gallery. She is a Portland-based appropriation artist, collagist, and poet. She holds a BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.