The Dream Sequence and the scaffolding and marquetry elements within it can be understood as parts of a conceptual schematic, wherein Campbell inlays a politic, a handiwork of queer citation. Campbell’s dress rehearsal unfolds itself spatially and visually within three Scenes, each of which includes various relational components that create spacings in between the damages of past and present, for material encounters between the speculative might have been and a future perfect. Carefully rendered and manipulated objects [...] can be found in these constructed scenes that rely on juxtaposition and an accretion of reference and material. The thick discourse produced from these situational assemblages emerges from the language of hyper-indexical production physically apparent in the design of Dress Rehearsal.
-Lia Gangitano, Founder/ Director PARTICIPANT INC