Duty Free Ranger mashes a park ranger and a dandy in a roving interactive intervention to awaken passersby on their day-to-day paths and to invigorate free use of public space. Duty Free Ranger has no duties, holds no police powers, enforces no laws or regulations. He uses a silver spoon as a rear-view mirror to walk backwards and may beg for donuts. Duty Free Ranger transmogrifies into a baton twirler. Spontaneous exchanges inspire curiosity in a performance exploring culture, class and privilege, fantasy and freedom.
In 2013, Rory Golden participated in Art in Odd Places in NYC and Sydney, Australia. He performed at La Mama as part of NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art & Politics “Emerge NYC” intensive, at the Performance Laboratory (Detroit, MI), and at the Radical Archives Conference at NYU.rorygolden.net