The Chain South
A collaboration with Miguel Calderon
Duration: 12 mins.
Description: Here are two excerpts of Nao describing the piece for Plazm magazine:
...In the video/public performance of "The Chain South" I play
the vagabond, Ronaldo Mc Donaldo... Miguel and I traveled from San Francisco
to Mexico City, stopping along the way at McDonald's. I would throw down
my contract from the 1950's and order a Big Mac meal...while Calderon
rolled the tape. Usually a manager was brought in followed by a phone
call to the regional office... I could imagine men in white short sleeve
shirts and black ties in the conference room, charting the bogus journey
with yellow headed push-pins...However while Miguel was negotiating about
the video taping, the food was always afforded to me as provided for in
my contract, avoiding a potential scene. I guess it wouldn't look too
good to turn away Ronaldo, or have him arrested on his own turf...
...Big Mac was my Tag. And I took the marker to many a tiled wall. At
one stop an angry man threatened Miguel with arrest while I cowered in
the back seat trying not to look suspicious in my yellow jumper and red
hair. Somehow he had figured out that I was the Big Mac Master...