Becoming Dust: Powering up a Talisman

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As I pedal an antique exercycle, a turntable with a sterilizer box on it rotates. The box features hand-drawn copies of Renaissance anatomical engravings. The box’s hand-beaded interior showcases an anatomical statue. While pedaling, I continuously repeat: “Memento homo, quia pulvis es ... et in pulverem, reverteris,” and the translation, “Remember man, you are dust and to dust shall return.” Throughout the performance, I weep silent tears. I perform dressed in Victorian-esque costume. Thank you!

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable