Distant Force

Distant Force (2014) is a performance project done with performance artist Julie Laffin. After developing Environmental Illness, Julie became unable to physically get close with anyone due to extreme reactions her body gave to chemicals. Our perfumes, shampoo, laundry detergent created a barrier for her to physically be close to anyone.

After bathing with baking soda for a week, we drove to her suburb. Altough I did my best to chemical free, we kept our distances. We went to the park and put on baking soda washed ropes to our ankles and wrists. For 10 minutes we had a performance where we kept each other in balance with ropes, preventing from falling backwards, experimented with different body gestures and discovered objects around us.