The Pain Project

In January 2018, I started a journaling process to try and understand my daily physical pain. Each pain is represented by an impression of the body using black face paint. As I laid my spine down on the paper, I felt relaxation and relief. These paintings are how I am honoring my pain.  One year and three journals later, I have made lifestyle changes and have connected with more people wanting to talk about their pain than I could ever have imagined.

For this performance I had a recording telling me the date and the body part to paint, occurring every 15 seconds. The performance didn't demand spectatorship, simply existed in the open space.

The Pain Project - Performance II
September 2018 Residency at ChaNorth through ChaShaMa
Open Studios Performance
Duration: 80 min