performance

Lift/Head Filament

 

I set out to make a replica of my head that would float into the sky. The replica was built from rice paper and had an undercarriage of balsa wood supporting a small candle. Standing in the woods for minutes, I waited, staring at what seemed to be myself. As the candle burned it became lighter and lighter. At the very second it began to leave my hands, the candle had burned through and the wood caught fire, then the paper itself.

HD Video Performance Document
Rice paper, balsa, candle, adhesive
TRT 7 min
In an Elm Grove, CA
2011