MY BODY AS A SCULPTURAL OBJECT IN THE JAPANESE LANDSCAPE
Performance, Digital Photo Documentation, 2017
Identity is an ebb and flow, a constant flux of certainty and doubt. However, identity is grounded in contextual hegemony, contingent on power, race, ethnicity, and geography. All individuals who fail to meet the minimum criteria are deemed as other.
In this performance I tackle a new understanding of otherness, one delineated by sovereignty rather than race or ethnicity, by making myself visibly invisible. In an attempt to achieve homeostasis I destroy my body, my self, in order to become part of the larger contextual global narrative.