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  Acceptance Speech  is an ongoing performance series intended to be witnessed by no one. I travels to collegiate lecture halls in the American South and re-perform Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Best Actor Academy Award Acceptance Speech. In the Speech, McConaughey thanks his future self for being his hero. Wearing the included oversized blue velvet suit jacket, I adapts gender, celebrity, and an altered political landscape, as I reenact his self-aggrandizing words for an absent audience. Subsequently, I photograph the empty seats, and add the image to the installation included in this exhibition. 

Acceptance Speech is an ongoing performance series intended to be witnessed by no one. I travels to collegiate lecture halls in the American South and re-perform Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Best Actor Academy Award Acceptance Speech. In the Speech, McConaughey thanks his future self for being his hero. Wearing the included oversized blue velvet suit jacket, I adapts gender, celebrity, and an altered political landscape, as I reenact his self-aggrandizing words for an absent audience. Subsequently, I photograph the empty seats, and add the image to the installation included in this exhibition. 

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Acceptance Speech is an ongoing performance series intended to be witnessed by no one. I travels to collegiate lecture halls in the American South and re-perform Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Best Actor Academy Award Acceptance Speech. In the Speech, McConaughey thanks his future self for being his hero. Wearing the included oversized blue velvet suit jacket, I adapts gender, celebrity, and an altered political landscape, as I reenact his self-aggrandizing words for an absent audience. Subsequently, I photograph the empty seats, and add the image to the installation included in this exhibition. 

  Acceptance Speech  is an ongoing performance series intended to be witnessed by no one. I travels to collegiate lecture halls in the American South and re-perform Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Best Actor Academy Award Acceptance Speech. In the Speech, McConaughey thanks his future self for being his hero. Wearing the included oversized blue velvet suit jacket, I adapts gender, celebrity, and an altered political landscape, as I reenact his self-aggrandizing words for an absent audience. Subsequently, I photograph the empty seats, and add the image to the installation included in this exhibition. 
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5_McClellan_Courtney.jpg
6_McClellan_Courtney.jpg