Raggedy Ann to Real Doll 2017, Los Angeles (video installation)

2017, photo: Curt Lemieux
2017, photo: Curt Lemieux

From to June 3rd-10th, 2017, video documentation from my performance, Raggedy Ann to Real Doll was on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of Irrational Exhibits.

In the original iteration of  Raggedy Ann to Real Doll,  I constructed a storefront operating theater at LACE as one of America’s most beloved dolls went under the knife.  I examined how we negotiate our idea of personal identity in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body. Projected video and the remote voyeurism from a live stream provided multiple onsite and virtual opportunities for spectatorship.

June 4-10, 2017

6522 Hollywood Blvd 
Los Angeles, California 90028


June 3, 2017 7-9PM


June 10, 2017 4-6 PM


Zeina Baltagi

Michael Bizon

Claudia Bucher

Jarred Cairns

Juan Capistran

Reanne Estrada/Chistina Rhee

Nathalia Fagundes

Janice Gomez

Adele Han Li

Steve Irvin

Curt LeMieux

Thinh Nyugen

Cindy Rehm

Lara Salmon

Eduardo Sanchez

Alexander Smith

Freddy Villalobos

Sichong Xie

HK Zamani


Curated and Produced by Deborah Oliver

In honor of Irrational Exhibits’ 10th Anniversary, 19 performance works will take place throughout LACE’s gallery in artist-constructed installations that function as settings for their evolving actions. Composed of diverse themes and aesthetics, all the works explore a physical engagement with the body and materials in front of the audience in real time. Although the performances will be happening simultaneously they are not the same length, giving the audience the option to move through the spaces, circulate, browse, return, or spend immersive time at their own pace, thus creating a shared experience between viewer and maker in process. Irrational Exhibits celebrates works that embrace unpredictability, the messiness of biological and organic processes and materials, and the chaos of our times. (More)


Irrational Exhibits 10
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Irrational Exhibits 9
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions