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Free Air is Amy Sinclair and Regin Igloria. Proposed is a temporary outdoor installation piece set for Fermentation Fest presented and organized by the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, WI, October 4-13th, 2014. Performances and free workshops are scheduled for both weekends.

to know your onion: Home Remedies

to know your onion: Home Remedies

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to know your onion, Home Remedies, (November 21st, 2013 DPAM)

endurance performance: red onions, jars, candles, bread, knife, test-tube, canvas.

2 hours

performed by Regin Igloria and myself

photos by Caroline Campbell

Inflating the sculpture

Inflating the sculpture

Entering the inflatable

Entering the inflatable

 

This is an interpretation of Yayoi Kusama’s Self Obliteration (1967); instead of art being an “obsession”, it is an act of producing. In the original work, Kusama places dots on outdoor objects and animals in a performative manner because of the symptoms of her illness. Her hallucinations cause her vision to be flooded with dots. in this piece, The people that I have appreciated during my time at college are signified with produce stickers. They have each contributed to how I understand what art can do. Many people of significance to me have been left out of this video, unfortunately.

Produce Stickers

As a child in my backyard, I would hold objects that I would find in my hand (particularly interesting rocks, small creatures, a toy car) and think about where it has been and how it got there. I believe I learned about my existence through meditating on these objects. A large window in my room had space enough to place these objects on. In winter, I would place objects there to think about. When presented in this way, (played on a phone, in a handmade box, with the lights off) I am better able to connect to memories mostly lost and yet still be aware that in certain ways, I am disconnected from them.

 

 

Documentation: to be viewed on a cellphone, inside a hand made box, with the lights off.

Box to house video played from an iPhone

erebus

According to Greek mythology Erebus is the personification of darkness. Erebus, Annie’s pet Beta fish, is seen only in terms of it’s impression; a reflection of light and shadow. This video is intended to be experienced as a part of an installation piece. In the gallery, a meditative space is arranged. On the center of a table Erebus swims, candles burn, and sentimental objects present interest and calm. Three books noted ‘object’, ‘love’, and ‘produce’ hold anecdotes, meditations, and drawings. I believe it is valuable to pursue understanding through recording in a sketchbook. Participation in adding to the books is respectfully encouraged. Through play we diffuse the authority of singular definitions of words by offering possible definitions. Our intuitions are account of lived experiences and imagination.

Lighttouch, Digital Photograph, October 2012

Lighttouch, Digital Photograph, October 2012

Produce, Digital Image, 20" x 24" , February 15th 2013

Produce, Digital Image, 20″ x 24″ , February 15th 2013