Serious Work

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Serious Work
is a 30-minute performance that satirically contrasts the banalities of parental life with the performance artist persona, using a smartphone as mediator. I physically manifest the concept of over-sharing with my text-messaging naked body while highlighting the artistic clichés of the medium and questioning common notions of the “mom body.” While the audience is deprived of their own devices, I am increasingly drawn into a series of live text exchanges with my partner and a friend. As the text exchanges continue, the “seriousness” of the performance unravels to reveal the irony and humor underneath. Serious Work debuted at Blue Star Contemporary in 2017, and was featured at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2018 for the exhibition Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio.

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