Karaoke Performer | Utilities
Artist: Russell James
Size: 91cm x 91cm Square
Medium: Black and white photography printed on fine art photographic rag paper
Montage: 9 variations
I’ve been singing since I could barely stand, starting with regular performances in my Aunt’s karaoke shop in the Philippines, and it’s always been an important part of my life. It’s karaoke that brought my mother and me back together when I came to Australia to join her at the age of 21, and helped us bond with our local Pinoy community. When I’m belting out ‘I’m every woman’ by Chaka Khan, or doing Whitney’s ‘Greatest love of all,’ I feel stronger, more confident and happy all at once.