Soap Dance, 2018

Grace Exhibition Space, New York
17 1/2 minutes

This is an exercise in exhausting the body in an attempt to fight gravity and create an altered state of consciousness. I try to dance while standing in two gallons of soap, the difficulty of which is evident in my eventual panting and tennis-like grunts. Each time I fall, I stand up immediately and resume the dance fail. A response to Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryadarmo’s “Exergie- Butter Dance.”

Video by Alex Romania