An ongoing work systematically and ceremonially redacting symbolic identifiers inked on the body.

Act 1 initiated the project in 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.

2019  -  present

[act 1] in collaboration with :
Brenden Cicoria

Video & photo documentation :
kb Thomason