It and another other, 2015

Miami Beach 2016
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Dashiell Manley’s It and Another Other is inspired by George Washington’s “Fourth Rule of Civility,” which states: "In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming noise; nor drum with your fingers or feet.” In the video, Manley defies Washington and insists on humming (in this case, the low hum of the monochrome) and drumming with more than the fingers and feet. As such, the work effectively proposes an alternative system of civility, one that blurs the boundaries of propriety and disrespect.