Raggedy Ann to Real Doll, Los Angeles (live stream)

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.


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?


Irrational Exhibits 10
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Irrational Exhibits 9
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions