The Canabis Cup, Amsterdam
“The one thing I know for certain is this can only get better with age.”
In 2010 Micaela Carolan won a High Times Magazine campaign as 'Miss May,' earning herself both centerfold status and a VIP slot as an Amsterdam Cannabis Cup judge. To investigate this well-deserved title, Carolan constructed 'Missy,' and documented her experiences using wearable handmade spy cams. In 2012, Carolan re-performed Missy High Times in "A Presentation on Vacation" at Brooklyn's Passion Sports Bar & Lounge in the first of a year-long performance series.
Like a drug, the spy cam induces out-of-body experiences. In order to reflect Carolan’s own documents, she first had to become an observer. The splitting of herself across personas and viewerships was itself an altered state; a perspective on documentation, representation, and the re-telling of both.