Raggedy Ann to Real Doll, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

On June 8th, 2016, I performed in Raggedy Ann to Real Doll, an installation in the storefront window of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

2016, photo: Annie Martens


How do we negotiate our idea of personal identity in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body? In Raggedy Ann to Real Doll, I dissected what is just beneath the surface of Southern California body culture and our collective preoccupation with physical perfection. Transforming the storefront window of LACE into an operating theatre, I performed experimental cosmetic procedures. Viewers were encouraged to use protective binoculars and decontamination footies as one of America’s most beloved dolls went under the knife.

June 8, 2016
at 7:00PM

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles California 90028

$10 General
$8 Students/Seniors

East of Highland
West of Cahuenga
(cross street Wilcox)

$7 Parking
Lot behind the building,
Accessible from the West side of Wilcox

Details, visit welcometolace.org

or call (323) 957-1777


Performed with Chris Sheets, this one night only medical event was part of Irrational Exhibits 9: Reports From the Field, an installation and durational performance event curated by Deborah Oliver with 17 other artists from Los Angeles.  

The 16 new works presented in this performative exhibition were centered on the artist’s observations of the changing landscape of place and location. The questions these artists reflected on via their “reports from the field” explore how we identify and understand the shifting landscape, whether it’s social, political or personal. How do we participate in these shifts as they arise and stay connected to each other?


IE9 included the work of

Claudia Bucher

Ryan Bulis + Brian Black

Kent Anderson Butler

Monica Duncan + Samantha Mohr

Kristina Faragher

Janice Gomez

Janice Gomez

Flora Kao

Curt LeMieux

Juan Meneses

Thinh Nguyen

Liz Nurenberg

Nancy Popp

Bradford Chan Prairie

Lara Salmon

Marsian De Lellis

Liz Young


Irrational Exhibits 10
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Irrational Exhibits 9
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions