Performative Extractions

2021

documentation

materials include: latex, clay, dirt, plastics



These are some of the physical outcomes of my current investigation Promiscuous Kinship. The title I am working under for this body of work is: "the extraction before us". Most of us are (still) 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 make a child). 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).