Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pregnant With Ideas

Another assignment for Ling-Wen Tsai's Beginning Performance class at MECA. We had to make an extension of self piece and wear it for a day. With five children, I spent many months really looking like this, and at age 54 I still have dreams about being pregnant. My extension of self was a wire form of a pregnant belly and breasts, covered with a sheer piece of midnight blue fabric. Inside the belly and breasts were objects that represented things that I have dreamt about - one grandmother's teacup, my other grandmother's eyeglasses, a letter from my sister Sue, feathers, a hummingbird figurine...

Extension of Self, 2004

4 comments:

Rob S. said...

I must admit that this photo caught me totally off guard! I had to laugh at myself for jumping to conclusions. Good think there was some text accompanying it!

Rob S. said...

"Good think?" Da! Am typingk in Russian accent now!

Martha Miller said...

Я бу́ду борщ с больши́м коли́чеством смета́ны (в рестора́не) (Ya budu borshcht sbal'shim kalichistvuhm smitany (fristarani))

Martha Miller said...

translation:

I'll take borshch with lots of sour cream (in the restaurant).