On June 8th, I performed Raggedy Ann to Real Doll at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with Chris Sheets as part of Irrational Exhibits 9. In addition to being at the performance, viewers could experience the performance via live stream.
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 dissect what is just beneath the surface of our collective preoccupation for physical perfection.
Transforming the storefront window of LACE into an operating theatre, I performed experimental cosmetic procedures, encouraging viewers to interact with one of America’s most beloved dolls as she went under the knife.