Jessica Fertonani Cooke -

TERRITORIAL BURDEN/ video performance/ 29:32 min/ 2017

The body locked within a pristine white cube comments upon the sterilization and oppression of bodily function within abject arquitectures of Western Capitalistic society. The body drinks water and pees continuously, juxtaposing an uncontrollable bodily function to the primal marking of space - performed by mammals through urination. I pose the question of territorial occupation faced immediately by humans at birth. Given the ancient but still profoundly present multilayered implications of territory, the human body is burdened within the social-political spaces they occupy.

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