Performance GIFs 8: Marisa Olson


This is the latest in an ongoing series of performance GIFs curated by Jesse Darling. Previously: Maja CuleLegacy RussellJaakko PallasvuoCreighton Baxter, Genevieve Belleveau, Jennifer Chan.

Milking It 
Marisa Olson, 2013

The chemical therapy the artist takes to cope with the death of a parent on chemotherapy causes the child to artificially lactate like a new mother. Here she takes matters into her own hands, deliberately "crying on command" to share a milky tear as evidence of this abject paradox.

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