I need to forgive my body,

it was only trying to help me

2016-2020

This work is a part of a body of research that critically examines how nonsuicidal self-injury can be used as a self-destructive coping behavior. Over the course of eight months, Solomons was dragged in regular cycles through dense undergrowth. This video is a collection of footage from her dragging sessions at an American Civil War battlefield. The core concern of this work is to highlight the distance between empathy and disconnection in violence.

 

Link to video with sound

Link to video and sound in installed space

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Materials: Projection with sound

Projection dimensions are variable