Nonexistent, Come to Me

For my final thesis at Stanford University, I construct a replica of my head, at a scale of ten, from interwoven redwood branches. The framework is covered in clear vinyl and, in a performance, I sew myself inside and begin to walk within the head from my studio to Stanford’s art gallery. The distance is near 2 miles. The only aperture in the vinyl head is the nostrils, so breathing is quite difficult. I am wearing a wireless microphone and the invited audience follows, listening to the intimate and strained sound of my breathing.
Performance, 2 hours, and Sculptural Artifact
Stanford Art Gallery
Video: Rory Fraser and David Goligorsky
Photographs: Jamil Hellu and Sanaz Mazinani