Shed Your Skin Or Die (Performance) (1977)


A video performance by Aysha Quinn and M.J. Kwan.
Betty Marvin’s Studio, N.E. corner of Ocean Front Walk and Dudley,
Venice, CA. , May 2 and May 9, 1977

This performance and the ensuing video were my first attempts at combining metaphysical pursuits and mundane reality in art.  It has been described as being  about “Women’s Work”.  However, many men have voiced that they do not agree; that the work reflects their own (householder) conflicts as well.

Elements of the performance/set: pre-recorded video (Quinn/Kwan); neon (Larry Albright), spiral light machine (Foster Brashear). 

photos: Joan Logue

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