This video is an exercise for a University assignment in actual time performance art involving a block of ice.
I filled a mask of my mother's face with water and froze it. My mother has Alzheimers. I wanted to show how the face loses all expression while her memory slowly melts into nothingness. I used the ticking of the metronome to represent the passing of time. I wiped the face with a warm cloth every minute for almost 2 hours to show how even though I cared for her and looked after her needs nothing could stop this slow and insidious disease. The wiping of her face also showed how much I loved her even as she completely forgot who I was.