The International Museum of Surgical Science. Chicago, IL
James Kubie & Elise Goldstein Collaborative Performance
This interactive performance examines the personal history of woundedness. It lends each person the new ability to mend any recollection of pain attached to the experience or witnessing of physical injury. By learning the traditional, and now symbolic skill of suturing, the participants are given a new insight into medical technique, and are included in an act of healing. The flesh of this newly mended fruit, now imbued with the memory of brokenness, is consumed in order to release that history. The performer relies upon her body to digest and release any articulated trauma.