We went to see Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance at the Guggenheim on 24 July 2010.
Sharon Hayes was spinning a set of vintage political speeches and spoken-word pieces in the Rotunda. If anyone knows the actual title of her piece, please tell us.
What we saw:
|A movie and he was chewing on his nails [Anthony Goicolea, Nail Biter, 2004]. There were all kinds of nails and he was eating them. It was little bit scary because he was all left alone without his mommy. And he didn’t have a sister.|
|K: “was there another movie with a man sitting in a chair?”
M: “yeah, hm”
|there was a sword. [Nate Lowman, How to Redeem Your Towed Vehicle #1, 2009]|
|oh yeah, four legs. She has an owee on her toe.|
|A mermaid and she’s swimming. You don’t see her tail because it’s in the water.|
|Another one was cleaning the skeleton. Her name is Marina.|
|You can’t cut your body. Not on your legs or on your foot or on your arm. She was putting needles in and she was cutting herself. I think she was trying to make herself bleed because maybe that was her job but I don’t think that was really her job. She wanted to make herself bleed… but it doesn’t really feel good when you bleed.|
|I know about tummies, you have muscles and you have bones, you have everything in your body. Those are her intestines. It’s a pretend dolly, and she’s pretending she got her tummy open.|