Performance/Sculpture/Digital Photo, Spring 2018

The East India Company and British Crown plundered goods from the Indian Subcontinent through wooden crates carried by bodies bound by indentured labor through exploitative contracts. During Spring 2018 I carried around the frame of a wooden crate the size of my body to explore how the historical movement of these goods connects to the present day movement of my body. Movement in this work can only be either witnessed or imagined, like the actual currents of movement that took place during colonization. You can only see my movement if you were either present during the time of the labor of my performance, or if you imagine my performance through this still that survives as supposed evidence of my labor.