My Birth (2011)

In this live action at Alice Chilton Gallery, I underwent a public rebirthing ritual on my recently deceased grandmother's bed that Jason and I broke during sex. Typical of contemporary rebirthing practices, I employed cyclic breathing techniques in order to tap into and release traumatic memories stored in the deep reaches of my body consciousness. Starting from the recent past and moving deeper into my memory towards my birth, I re-experienced traumas in front of the audience, while simultaneously shedding layers of clothing, symbolic objects, documents and other memorabilia that related to the distressing events, until I was ultimately bare and re-born. Jason led me through this action as a doctor/shaman/spiritual guide.

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