911: The Immediate Aftermath of the Attacks on September 11, 2001.
September 13, 2001

This performance took place on September 13, 2001, less than 48 hours after the attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The performance took place in the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art - intending to provide a space for healing and catharsis and an outlet for emotional expression and introspection at both personal and collective scales.

In the days after the attacks, the nation was subjected to a non-stop barrage of images on the news and I took that opportunity to record the news coverage from my mini-DV video camera. That footage was then projected upon my body and the back wall during the performance.

The issues of speech and silence are investigated. The metaphor of being silenced is implied through the suturing of my lips with needle and thread.

It is one of the most difficult performances I have done in my career. ​ It was also perhaps the only time I've ever broken character in my performance and wept.

There is no audio to the news coverage. The space is silent but for punctations of recorded sound from Japanese experimental sound atist Sachiko M. 



911: The Immediate Aftermath of the Attacks on September 11, 2001
September 13, 2001
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM

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