Blue Marble, Video, Performance, April 2014.
This performance examines an inanimate object that held personal sentiment for me. Lapis Lazuli (blue marble) is mostly sourced and found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I purchased this blue marble vase in Afghanistan at a market and brought it home as a souvenir. I chose to smash the vase and glue it back together over and over until I could not piece it back together. This performance describes how we as human beings constantly break down and build ourselves up back up throughout our lives. This work also looks at how we add meaning to objects and comments on our attachment to things. Comedically, I learned during the performance that the vase was not blue marble but a cheap mineral/gemstone dyed blue and sold to me as a knock off.