The Undoing: The Act, 2020

Video Performance

5:30 minutes

Video Link: https://youtu.be/WlWV1XbkxWg

 

As women, we are told our job is to build and maintain a home. We are asked to keep it together, to always look well put together, to not show what happens behind closed doors. Preconceived notions about women have created limitations within society, but moreover they have influenced family dynamics and reinforced acts of domestic violence as they are tied with the role of women in the household. This work is an exploration of the undoing of trauma and how it is linked to the household.

 

During a video performance I unstitched the floor plan that I once created of a house I once lived in. In the process of destroying what I once created, I am freeing myself of what once defined me. The art of healing is a violent one. It destroys you; you break every stitch; you rip everything you once taped. In the act of undoing, you are also creating something new.

Laura Gomez, The Undoing, The Act  Video
Laura Gomez, The Undoing, The Act Video
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