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Making the invisible visible

Sacred Bodymind

Details

2021

2 hour 45 minute performance

Presented at the Wading Room Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana

Image & video documentation by Wesley Leffingwell

About

Stemming from traditions of Catholicism, the veneration of Saints, & pagan rituals of community care, Sacred Bodymind is a performative retelling of the figural & literal “sick bodymind.” In opposition to those who believe illness causes a poor quality of life, Sacred Bodymind venerates & celebrates my sick bodymind to the pinnacle of Olympian sainthood. Instead of adorning relics, temples, or altars with precious gems, participants are asked to adorn my sick bodymind with plastic, stick-on jewels in a hospital room setting. Inviting participants to embellish my bodymind asks them to consider the “sick bodymind” as divine & valuable, “care” as a collective & time-consuming endeavor, & question the historical exclusion of sick/(dis)abled people from the public sphere.

Making the invisible visible

Artwork / Visual art

Sixty Five Roses

Sixty Five Roses

Details

2015

Ink & acrylic on paper

A series of sixty-five works

Video documentation by Brighton Linge

Image documentation by MG Bernard

Revised: 4/15/24; 5/12/24; 5/16/24

Exhibitions

2015: Sixty-Five Roses Challenge, Mid-City Theater, New Orleans, LA  

2015: Sixty-Five Roses for Cystic Fibrosis, Amanda Sibley Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Press

About

A two-month long project to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. All funds earned from artwork sales were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Making the invisible visible

Artwork / Visual art

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