Performative Video 12 min. 2017
The performative video MILK was created during a residency at Pinea-Linea de Costa in the southern coastal town of Rota, Spain. I am seated in a tower once belonging to a convent that was the only built structure remaining after a tsunami devastated the town in the 1700’s. I chose this location because the tower is a symbol of what withstands, of what endures, in the face of disaster. The performance is transformative both visually and psychologically/emotionally as I slowly and with great concentration pour milk over my head. This literally and metaphorically nourishing, wholesome and pure material bathes my face, hair and garment. The performance is an attempt to connect with what is eternal, to purify, sustain and transcend.