Hip Hop dancers at the Donald Trump Star at Hollywood & Highland

Wk 12: Friday 3 November ’17, 18:08:22 PDT

Written by Glenn Zucman

The Star is a Site

With all the other images in this collection, the people love President Trump. Or hate President Trump. Or simply marvel without obvious political leaning, at seeing his star on Hollywood Blvd.

With these hip-hop dancers, I don’t think the fact that they were dancing at his star was intentional. They just came to dance on Hollywood Blvd and found some space at his star.

Sometimes the bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors, or the animal balloon vendors, or the pomegranate seed vendors, or other dancers land, sort of unintentionally on the Trump Star. I thought I might not include such moments since since they don’t have the intentionality of someone coming to express love or hate for the 45th President.

Still, the Trump Star, in addition to being a site for ideological expression, is a prominent place on a very active American culture river. If hip-hop dancers happen to dance on his star, or if the Pomegranate Lady happens to sell cups of seeds at his star, then these too are part of the negotiation of this contested/contexted space.

Hip Hop Dancers at the Donald Trump Star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood and Highland

Hip Hop Dancers at the Donald Trump Star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood and Highland

Hip Hop Dancers at the Donald Trump Star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood and Highland

Hip Hop Dancers at the Donald Trump Star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood and Highland

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