Performing “Making Soap” at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin 2013
Photo Credit: Ismael Ogando
Seemingly dissonant scenarios provide humor and sarcasm to otherwise difficult questions about who we are. The artist is both performer and medium, the object and the intent. Sound and video, in conjunction with found or ready-made objects, become reiterations of everyday life. Objects function as ritualistic tools, revealing parallels in which actions are exaggerated and repeated, at times until exhaustion. Satirical approaches to identity, sexuality, gender, and other social constructions blend the work that at times can be religiously burlesque and ascetic. The performative social experiments destabilize collective knowledge of the physical in an increasingly virtual society.