(You Make Me Feel Like)
Lina McGinn's installation, "(You Make Me Feel Like)," explores performativity in the everyday through the re-contextualization of two pop-culture icons: the 1967 hit, "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman," written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, as performed by Aretha Franklin, and the ubiquitous, roadside Air Dancer (also known as a Tall Boy or Tube Man). Both the song and the tube figure exist in an in-between: the song, slowed down to an unfamiliar pitch, places the voice into a limbo of neither this nor that. Simultaneously the Air Dancer rises, folds in on itself, drags, doubles over and rises up again. Perpetually falling, it never reaches its full height. Confined within a too-small space, trying and failing to ‘be’ is replayed in an endless cycle.