The fun is in setting the stage for making radical transformation.
The work is in loosing your clothes to gain skin.
VHS videos with a modified camera tethered to a 13" TV/VCR combo. While recording, I asked my subject to watch the TV while I performed a “lap dance”. He sat photographically still with almost no movement.
Tiber River Capture
Stinky Butts: 2000 Cigarette Butts (from Roman Sampertrini)
When I was in third grade I wrote a retirement note to the principal; something like,
“I will miss you passing by our class-line giving everyone ‘five’. I loved the smell on my hand all the rest of the day.”
Later, my teacher expressed her remorse about my edit: “I will miss seeing you in the hall, slapping our hands.” It turns out, most of the kids noted this, but none expressed the smell of his Old Spice cologne. I only omitted it because admitting to smelling my hand made me embarrassed.
Metamorphism Skin (video stills) "The fun is in setting the stage for making radical transformation. The work is in loosing your clothes to gain skin."
A part of me & A Part of me too
a praying nun (when in silhouette) is a fallacy / phallus
dog fighting (at my ADDRESS)
Dog Fighting (at my address) My kitten, Bella Tiber, predators the dance of flying bug invaders at center air-space inside our living room… (as though playing tag) the flies hover, zip, touch and go. Empty-of-breeze invites space to be social—weaving, one among the other, and another—a tight specific arena for such instinctual play, they do resemble too, fighter planes of World War II. From behind the curtain Bella brushes against the sheer fabric...
Represented a sculptural video (projected onto a white canvas dress), Bella’s movements detach and join ambiguous action as a domestic predator at play— pacing, pausing, ears twitching... then a sudden lurch at her object of prey.
Yet, all the while, shielded by a curtain like thighs beneath a dress.