SINCE SIX, 2022

Steel, chicken wire, plaster, burlap, foam, paint, resin. Audio: personal narration. 36" x 42" x 45" 

 

Since Six transmits an auditory recounting of childhood memory and pain muffled by its host cavity of steel and plaster. The creature's hard exterior shell, planetary and seemingly barren, is an initial defense against those within its perimeter. But when a participant approaches closer to make out the unintelligible sounds emitting from the body, they are confronted by the hybrid of anatomy, and wound, unsure if the appendages splayed out are limps grasping for help or implanted intrusions. At the "mouth," the narration can be heard with sparing clarity if one hold's their ear close to it. The indiscernible body allows for the pain of trauma recounting requested of victims of physical and sexual abuse to be transplanted and re-embodied. And clarity can only be gained if the participants also engage in vulnerability. 

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SINCE SIX, 2022. Site: Olive Tjaden Hall, Cornell University

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