shaved (at loss)

Shaved, 1998, 5 minutes, SD video

Chang shaved her pubic hair with Perrier while blindfolded using touch to guide action.

Eve Oishi writes of Patty Chang’s work  in Camera Obscura, “Her performance pieces can be best described as balancing acts, not only in the way she manipulates her body but in her ability to create works that juxtapose absolute stillness with explosive tension, sly humor with incisive revelation, and penetrating commentary with emotional force.”  

 

Review:

2001_"Art in Review"_The New York Times