Jessica Fertonani Cooke -
Jessica Fertonani Cooke -

ICE TOO COLD BURNS/ 20 min performance/ 2017

Body walks in shallow pool of dried ice carrying a bowl of pigs blood. The blood is poured over the body as subject baths itself with it. Once the blood is entirely poured and completely bathed, body steps out of pool and removes the blood with white towels. Subject folds towels, places bowl on top and walks out of the room. The piece utilizes a palpable state of urgency to negotiate notions of pain, violence, trauma and death upon the body; in visual eruption, inverting blood to water turns the body inside out.