Two women in denim dresses stand at the I-90/I-94 onramp of Milwaukee and Augusta Ave in Chicago, IL. Using large feather pillows, each performer beats herself about the head and face. The performance is a physical act of frustration–an ambiguous response to the implicit guilt of inaction and the weight of overwhelming knowledge. The lack of clarity serves two purposes: to show the expansiveness of war and to allow all audience to access the image first and the meaning second.
This was a durational performance that lasted one and a half hours. It was a part of the 2013 Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival in Chicago, IL.
Top photo by Sandrine Schaefer