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Not at All

Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa Carman, Molly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer