Blockades, Boulders, Weights, 2014
Blockades, Boulders, and Weights are amalgamations of objects that ask people to consider overconsumption. In 2013, I bundled almost all of the objects in my possession into seven large boulders that could be rolled or pushed. I didn't include one small bag of things I used everyday. For years, I wore the same clothes and depended on sharing. Growing up in ascetic and poor conditions, this act reminded me that I didn't need all of the things I'd come to depend on. In absurd performances, I pulled the bundles through New York City's streets, to emphasize the weight of the objects: from the over-extraction of the earth, to the working conditions of the makers and distributors, to the chemicals that enter the air and water affecting everyone, each object is embedded with traumas.