Pain Worth Sharing

Art writing published via Femme Salée, 2021

An essay that features analyses of performances by Johanna Hedva and Bob Flanagan. By performing the subject— their (dis)abled, chronically ill bodies—both artists expose their interior selves, specifically their bodily experiences, to their exterior selves, namely their identities. Flanagan and Hedva simultaneously display their bodies as art objects to spectators and establish a physical and emotional exchange between the performer and viewers. 

image documentation courtesy of Johanna Hedva, Bob Flanagan, and Sheree Rose

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