Installation and Live Performance at Tap Room, RISD
Without You I’m Nothing explores my personal symbiotic love-hate relationship with disciplinary institutions.
The structure is both a place and a body, indicating how a disciplinary institution as a larger body consumes and assimilates my body. The body casts signify the alienation and transformation of self in the process of assimilation. Through the performance, I experiment with catharsis as a form of healing and self-care. The performance shows my struggle to maintain autonomy, unlearn discipline, and find my voice. Crawling out of the structure at the end of the performance, I hope to evoke hope and freedom.