Lesley Art+Design Senior 2 Final Jury installation view. December, 2018.    Photo courtesy of  lad_photography  on Instagram, run by Department Chair Christine Collins.
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
 Lesley Art+Design Senior 2 Final Jury installation view. December, 2018.    Photo courtesy of  lad_photography  on Instagram, run by Department Chair Christine Collins.
       
     

Lesley Art+Design Senior 2 Final Jury installation view. December, 2018.

Photo courtesy of lad_photography on Instagram, run by Department Chair Christine Collins.

       
     
Whatever You Need
       
     
Honey From A Thorn
       
     
Don't You Love Me

Camera: Chai Anstett

       
     
Force Feed

One empty stomach. One pound of honey.

Camera: Chai Anstett

       
     
HISPHORIA

Pre-performance: 

I shave all of my body hair, except for my face and eyebrows prior to performing.

Instructions:

I slowly play with my hair.

The playing becomes increasingly aggressive.

I slowly pick my at my facial hair.

The picking becomes increasingly aggressive.

I shave my face with a razor and bucket of water.

The repeated act of shaving causes my Adam’s Apple to bleed.

I play my hair again.

I violently pull out my hair.

I violently cut my hair with scissors.

I shave my head with an electric razor.

I paint my lips with lipstick.

I leave.

Camera: Chai Anstett

       
     
Honey From A Thorn Installation (Lesley Art+Design)

I have often been told, “love and pain are one in the same.” Within my own life, I find this statement to be relentlessly accurate. Through my queer and nonbinary identity, I explore elements of love, sexuality, family, obsession, and violence, using performance and video as an attempt to relate to myself and others. I am fascinated by the rituals of performance, as it directly confronts the themes through the body itself. In my work, the actions become a catharsis, and a direct way to explore, and transform old and shared traumas.

Camera: Chai Anstett