The Pain Project

In January 2018, I began a journaling process to try and understand the physical pain I feel daily. My pains are represented by an impression of the body using black paint. These paintings are how I am honoring my pain.  One year and three journals later, I connected with more people wanting to talk about their pain than I could ever have imagined. It was an inspiring year.

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

Erika Boudreau-Barbee

New York, United States

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