15 May, 2008

Untitled Performance (Box)

In this performance, Rae Scanlon and I sit in 2’x 2’x 3’ Plexiglas boxes for three hours, stationed at various locations. The experience involves physical endurance and fluctuating psychological exercise. Within our respective boxes, we are cut off from the outside world. The box imposes a vacuum of self-awareness within which its inhabitant reckons with the immediacy of time and space.

This performance taps into the social disenfranchisement of women and the idealization of sexual stereotypes. We are empowered by willingly assuming detachment and controlling the atmosphere of the enclosure. This action mirrors the universal need for space within an escalating world population. It functions metaphorically to depict the uncoupling of the individual—living amongst the globalized reality of the post-Information Revolution.

This piece has been performed three times in Miami, Florida.

1 comment:

artinamblen said...

You could do this in the flag market in Preston, maybe not naked but an intervention in public space.