The following footage was taken during performative work Sand and Tar, and appeared on a monitor simultaneously with the performance. Sand taken from the Northern California Coastline was combined with roofing tar, to make up the primary scenery for a performance. Emphasizing her backdrop, the artist immersed herself in an intense physical and psychological performance on top of the natural and industrial forms. Using amplified sound, with a waterproof contact mic, the artist rubbed, scratched, and played with the surface.
Utilizing the waterproof nature of the mic, the artist is able to fully immerse the mic into her mouth and into water to create a stirring sound piece.
Offering a strange combination of anxiety and spirituality, the action was performed before a live audience, while concurrently recorded to a live fed online, as well as to as a television present in the space. In this excerpt we see the artist with a gapping mouth, rub against the salt and latex surface then transition to cutting onions to trigger a reflex response.