6 hour body installation last performed at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, January 2019.

An unwieldy transplant. A tumor, foreign body with stolen tissue.

The things I take and the things my ancestors took scar the place. The product stands as artifact of a violent extraction. It is processed, cleaned, erased, recontextualized. It is set on a table, far from its origin, and the origin grows around the wound. How do reciprocal scars form.

How do I relate to a place I have only known through power.

Violence binds the artifacts, the taker, the taken and the taken from.

extr.action is based on work completed through a 2018 residency with La Wayaka Current in the Atacama Desert outside of Coyo, Chile.

Photography by Camille Sasson

Photography by Camille Sasson