Alice Bucknell

High From Miami Beach (2019)

About this work

In High From Miami Beach, a journalist attending Art Basel Miami Beach, high on a spiked frozen pineapple margarita, hallucinates the ghost of Gianni Versace. The spirit leads our unreliable narrator on an epic walk through the seedy nightclubs and sparkling sales booths of South Beach. They travel back in time to trace the history of tropical aesthetics, and its perceived exoticism as a tool of colonisation throughout Western history, up to its use and abuse in present-day Miami.

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