disclaimer/instruction cards 1-5

hold my tongue

variable-channel video/performance with head-mounted camera

20 min

Individuals are knowingly recorded while they unknowingly re-enact and rewrite an event one-on-one with the artist, led by cards that are both disclaimer and instruction.

Mid-reenactment, the participant holds the artist’s tongue while the artist describes an event of sexual violation.

The reenactment performance ends when the participant does not hold the artist against a car.


Support for this project came from the Ohio State University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department in the form of the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant.