Redaction | 2019 - present
An ongoing work systematically and ceremonially redacting symbolic identifiers inked on the body
Act 1 initiated the project with a duration based performance for the self. An act of transmutation through recapitulation, existing tattooed symbols were covered over in carbon black blocks of ink. During the 6 hour process of redaction a mirrored collar blocked any visual experience of the change, forcing both literal & allegorical reflection and imbuing the new symbol-obscuring marks with layered meaning and viseral memory.
[act 1] in collaboration with Brenden Cicoria
Video & photo documentation kb Thomason
The sound score is original composition from various field recordings and binaural harmonics.