PLAY: Juried & Invitational All Media Exhibition
Juror: Robert Sill - Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum
The scissor is a universal object. It is a necessary tool of many trades -- from the surgeon to the seamstress. They are used to cut, trim, divide, and sever. As Children we are warned no to run with scissors. We are taught to handle them with care and pass them properly -- handles out, sharp points towards our own body.
For two months I bound a pair of scissors everyday. As the scissors are wrapped and stitched they are rendered useless. We not see a simple object, a shadow of a former tool. In its mummified form the scissor has become a fetish that resembles the phallus. It has been make impotent and exists only as a scarred symbol of life.
NOTE TO THE VIEWER
Please touch these bound scissors.
Hold them, examine them, arrange them.
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