(ON MAKING THE HIDDEN AND INVISIBLE SHOWN AND VISIBLE;
AND ON MAKING IT HIDDEN AND INVISIBLE AGAIN)
In 1992 (On making the hidden and invisible shown and visible; and on making it hidden and invisible again), the artist reacts to a performance she created as a student at the same time that the NEA public decency wars of the early 1990s were being waged. Through video, spoken word, body manipulation, and movement, she contemplates how her own truth-telling and gendered, exposed body were shamed, silenced, and censored in ways that paralleled simultaneous events in the national political and arts environment, and how her current body and process of exploration continue to be problematic.
This performance was commissioned the enhance the exhibition COME AS YOU ARE: ART OF THE 1990s, at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, as part of the program SoundSpace: Music of the 1990s. It was first presented in February 2016. The piece is available for future performances, please contact the artist for more information through this page's contact form.
For more information on Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, click here.
For more information about Soundspace: Music of the 199os, click here.