Process Recovery (Trauma)



Laura Isaac

Process Recovery (Trauma) is a durational & endurance-based live work. Over the course of the work I plunge my dominant hand and arm into large glass cylinders filled with ice and various staining liquids (cheap red wine, pureed frozen spinach, and a sludge of instant coffee). Within each cylinder are tiny wooden beads that stick to my skin as I remove my arm from the ice. As I recover these beads I string them onto a thread, recreating a necklace by the end of the work. As I dive for the lost beads and my dexterity becomes more and more impaired from the ice, I have less control over the visible mess created on the white table cloth and my clothing. My labor and discomfort becomes evident despite my best efforts.

The premier performance of Process Recovery (Trauma) took place April 17th, 2015 at La Esquina Gallery, 1000 W 25th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.


Laura Isaac