Disease, pain, and treatment can become maddening. This brief clip depicts the numerous overlapping inner and outer emotions that can be felt when experiencing pain. There is no sound because pain is often worn internally and may not be visibly seen.
Adversities from differently-abled bodies or minds can create adversities in our daily living. Oppression in general regardless of how or why creates a constant struggle we yearn to overcome but most often remain in darkness struggling in search of hope and light. This performative video explores this darkness and fight to overcome adversities through sound and minimal visuals as I struggle through a small cold hole.
Weight was created to portray legs as heavy weights, simulating the difficulty and pain to walk or move when experiencing polyradiculoneuropathy. I used one inch thick steel at the base, causing the boots to weigh over 20 pounds. Inspired by orthopedic braces for feet, work boots, and Frankenstein’s boots. This type of pain one feels from this condition is invisible and worn on the inside. The steel fabricated boots are lined with brown suede to depict poverty one may face being on disability based income from the condition. Finished with fabricated square buckles to allow the audience the flexibility of putting them on and being fastened securely in place according to their size.