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Hide - 2021
Blanket, Wood, Body

Having anxiety is overwhelming. When I start to feel anxious, I often have the desire to crawl into a space that separates myself from the outside world. Hide is a performative installation that consists of a structure shaped around my body when it is in the fetal position and a red blanket that serves as a separation between the outside world and me. Inside, I have the ability to escape the world around me, but I can still hear it. I can hear the footsteps but I cannot locate them. I can hear people talk, but I don’t know who it is. This disconnect, in addition to my inability to move while in the structure, heightens the anxiety that I feel, showing that it’s impossible to escape this feeling. From the outside, the viewer may not know what is moving underneath which reflects the difficulty of helping someone experiencing anxiety attacks.

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