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Cry Baby


Live performance, plywood, MDF, steel, fabric, sequins, acrylic paint, electronics, balloons, PA system


Cry Baby is a live performance and installation that explores the discomfort and shame that can often be associated with crying and forms of external emotional expression. 


Adopting a clown persona and wearing a handmade costume, I sing Janis Joplin's rendition of Cry Baby numerous times while improvising and engaging with the audience. In addition to the stage and banner, the installation features two sculptures embedded with electronics and sound from my personal archive: an alarm clock from my childhood and an audio recording of an emergency alarm from an old workplace.

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