Wednesday, February 2, 2011

altaer performance

The performance that I created with the assistance from a dance faculty member.
This is a video that I filmed in my own home with my own mother. It references concepts of gratitude, womanhood, motherhood, ritual, love, and reverence.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

altær-BFA final show

“Altær”, my most recent solo exhibition, consisted of a 16ft pedestal covered with thousands of cleaned and empty eggshells. The names of the mothers, from the egg breakfast, were played on a sound piece in which I recited each name. The participants were able to take an eggshell and place it into a large white nylon ring, where they would mimic the projected video of others placing shells into the ring. I also performed the piece wearing a white dress, walking to the beats of the names, and forming a ritual atmosphere. In each of these works I have aimed to create a strong relational aspect.

Relational Breakfast

The ‘relational breakfast’ was a performance piece where those in the community could come and receive a free breakfast of eggs and French toast. I would greet the participants at the beginning of the line and hand them an eggshell and requested that they write their mother’s name on the shell. The participants could then enjoy their breakfast and create connections with others in their community.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mother and I

This was an installation that I created in Gallery 303 of the Harris Fine Arts Center. All the walls were covered with egg crates that I had collected from restaurants over the span of many months. The egg is made out of cardboard, cloth, and iced with royal icing. The height of the egg is 5'4", my mother's height and the height of the doorway is 4'11" my own height. There was an interactive process where the audience could write in three words or less what their relationship with their mother was like. The show was exactly what I wanted it to be given the allotment of time, but could not have come together without the help of my wonderful friends and mother!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Recent Artwork

Fit in

Additional Shot: Fit in

Mothers of the Prophets

Detail: Mothers of the Prophets

Photographs by Sway Chavez