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durch und durch

(translation: "through and through") Performance, 2008 Collaboration with Till Ansgar Baumhauer, Maja Linke & Christoph Rodde @ WAS IST DAS WERT, Hellerau – European Center for the Arts Dresden

Before the public performance began, we each chose images that represented "loss" for us, and we transformed them into the patterns we would stitch. Thus, this "loss" – whether already endured or simply dreaded – became the raw material of a social, manual, and artistic process, which in effect enriched it. This enrichment was already accomplished by virtue of the time and work invested – an effort that, considering this painstaking method of reproducing images, was immense.

Typically private actions were not only performed publicly, but were obviously – and unconventionally – staged as well. Thus, this performance was a way of ironically testing the efficacy of a traditionally female model of community building and communication through collective work.

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