A PORTRAIT OF FRIENDS
Drawing on earlier performances and actions, “A Portrait of Friends” seeks to explore the relationship between various versions of self. Actions performed included voiding my face with fabric, distorting a projected imaged with two glasses of water, and wearing a red, women’s nightgown (performing as “Claire”). This is the first performance where I directly explore queer identity/gender fluidity. Though this is a new concept I am working with, this piece continues my exploration into mortality and chronic illness. In a final action, I remove my shoes and slide them over the two glasses of water. I pick them up, and turn them upside down. After a moment, the water from the glasses begins to seep through the fabric of the canvas shoes. The performance ends when all of the water has left the glasses and shoes.