THE DJ AFFAIR Collection
Christine Renee started this on-going project in the dawn of digital music's coming of age within the DJ community. CDJs and iPods enabled anyone to DJ and the question came, "What is a DJ?". CR claims that anyone who calls themself a DJ, is in fact a DJ and celebrated this by photographing and reproducing DJs in Paris, NY, Mexico and New York creating life-size, cutout DJ replicants. DJs were encouraged to take their twin with them to gigs in case they needed to "wash their hands," dance, or chat with friends. They could put on a bathroom song or a pre-recorded mix, replace themselves with themselves and do as they wished for a bit.
The project was also a reaction to the fact that women are often hired to play in boutiques, pop-ups and gallery openings simply because they are female. In these cases, the client has very little interest in the DJ's work, but knows that aesthetically they fulfill the desired look and feel of the event. With a DJ Affair cutout, female DJs can accept these jobs without sacrificing their artistic integrity by letting their doppelgänger stand behind the event and do all the "work" of looking pretty while music pipes through the store.
NYC Brunch Party - rotating locations NY (2003-2004) in collaboration with Senz and Agathe Snow
Agnes B Gallery Paris in conjunction with Draft by Senz (2004)
Moma PS1 for DJ Harvey's Warm-UP Gig NY (2005)
Dietch Gallery Art Parade NY (2007)