Shelter-in-Place is a series of one-hour long video performances I did in my apartment over the first three months in lockdown. I performed simple actions, often staying in one spot, fixating my gaze on one object such as a clock, my own shadow or reflection. As life outside came to a halt, I wanted to stay even more still inside, exploring issues of isolation, passing time, confronting myself and our new reality.
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Confronting Oneself, March 2020 (excerpt)
I look at my own reflection.
Facing the Shadow, April 2020 (excerpt)
I look at my own shadow.
Racing Against the Clock, March 2020 (excerpt)
I watch time go by.
Shelter-in-Place, April 2020 (time-lapse)
I hide behind the American flag.
It’s Okay to Touch My Face, Now, April 2020 (excerpt)
I wash my hands with soap and water for 59 minutes then, for the last minute of the hour, I touch my face.
Cage Within a Cage, April 2020 (time-lapse)
I created an even more restrictive space in my apartment to pass the hour in.
Ventilator, April 2020 (excerpt)
In the course of one hour I repeatedly inhale and exhale to the maximum capacity of my lungs.
We're Sorry, May 2020 (excerpt)
I repeatedly dial the New York Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance number.
I Can’t Breathe, May 2020 (excerpt)
I hide behind the upside down American flag in response to the killing of George Floyd.
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