hold my tongue

(2016) variable-channel video, 30-min performance with head-mounted camera

Individuals are knowingly recorded while they unknowingly re-enact and rewrite an event one-on-one with the artist, led by cards that are both disclaimer and instruction.

Mid-reenactment, the participant holds the artist’s tongue while she describes an event of sexual violation.

The reenactment performance ends, and the story is rewritten, when the participant does not hold the artist against a car.

The video documentation has been displayed with as many as 6 channels to date. The performance will be continued with new participants as necessary, until re-enactment is completed with the original actors.