Performative Extractions

2021
Staged documentation of an extraction
Materials include: latex, clay, dirt, plastics


Most of us are born from extractions. An extraction involves labor, making someone come involves labor. In both what’s obtained isn’t treated as the objective (if you are trying to procreate). The extracted matter (fluid or dust) is thought of as potentiality (cement or oil): a raw substance which belongs to the stars as much as it belongs to you. We rely on kinship, nations, morality, religion, and politics to claim this substance ours (sand or fetus).