Bird Watching installation and performance Hallwalls Buffalo, NY PROJECT LIST


A transformation can create a sense of discomfort or slight disbelief because of the image of the self that can’t quite be disguised. There is no singular image, no singular self. In Birdwatching painting my body, wearing a beak (even one that constantly fell off), flapping my arms, and making bird sounds were enough to be read and treated as a bird. Still there was a displacement or a gap (woman) between the presentation of myself as a generic bird and the idea of a bird. The image of the bird stops it from being fully woman while the image of the woman stops it from being fully bird.