Nate Hill is a performance artist.
And he’s serious about his work.
Hill’s art has been making people gasp since his first piece in 2008 that included taxidermy tours of New York City’s Chinatown garbage. On top of that, he’s done even more outrageous things like throwing food at pedestrians while riding his bike and wearing a dolphin suit while delivering fake crack.
Hill’s most recent project delves into race issues. “Trophy Scarves,” involves Hill traveling to the homes of white women and having them strip so that he can drape them around his shoulders like a scarf.
In a recent interview with Vice, Hill, who was raised by both his white mother and black father, gave some insight behind his “Trophy Scarves” project.
Hill says he’s taking a satirical look at interracial dating and the idea that black men see white women as status symbols. This isn’t Hill’s first race themed project. Hill’s “White Power Milk,” is a website he operates where you can order milk gargled by white women.
You can view Hill’s Instagram to take a look at a few of his “scarves”.
Clutchettes, what’s your take on Trophy Scarves? Deep-rooted social commentary or just a publicity stunt?