from childish objects \ my grandmother took command from her bed. she had a habit of clutching her seized hand become claw to her chest. her fridge was always stocked with lovingly prepared Jamaican dishes in the happenstance of visitors.

nichola feldman-kiss

2009, 11:11 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1037.04

The video documents a performance in which the performer sews the fingers of her left hand together using a sewing needle and white thread. The gesture is confident - deliberate in it’s dysfunction. A subtle audio track reveals the sounds of the body action and the performance tools. From the project childish objects.

artistic concept, performer, director, editor: nichola feldman-kiss
additional editing: John Nacarato
performance document / passive camera, single take / QT video loop 11:11
display: wall-mounted 17” LCD monitor / DVD player, framed (provided by artist)

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