Duration: 4 mins.
Media: Performance for video
Description: In A Story, the artist reflects the state of idyllic women’s labor as posed in the picture taken off the wall to the inhabited “studio” setting. The camera is both the mirror and the voyeur; the video, itself, a minefield of artistic tropes to be read as “process.” This intense process is interrupted when I take a phone call amidst the solo action, an action so precious and personal that the artist herself must document it. The risk here is not in cutting oneself, but in applying theatricality to the “authentic” form of performance art. The blood is unreal, but consistent with the artistic scene. The interruption lets slip the privilege an artist possesses in the depiction of suffering.
Venues include: The Chicana/o Biennial, Movimento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San Jose, California, August 1 - September 22, 2007. Videogarden, organized by David Smith, New York, New York, July 13-15, 2007 Reckless Behavior, organized by Glenn R. Phillips, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, April 19, 2006 New Media/New Work, a group video exhibition, Art Interactive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the College Art Association, February 22-26, 2006. Chelsea Hotel, Manhattan, New York; Presented by the Daniel Reich Gallery, November 13, 2005. Tribute Show for Tony Labat, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California, October 22, 2005.