Brown Eyed Girl
At the opening of my show I did a performance in which I blew up forty beach balls with hookah smoke. The act of inhaling smoke to inflate beach balls took two and a half hours. My body was struck with nausea, dizziness and blurred vision. The smoke was repurposed as matter, with my lungs as the transformative force. I wanted to see what it meant for me to use a symbol associated with the culture of the Middle East to fill the room with beach balls.
© 2016 Lara Salmon
Salmon, Lara, "Lara Salmon, Thesis Show" (2016). CGU MFA Theses Exhibits. Image 1398.
mfa thesis, performance art, photography, middle east, feminist art, Arabic