Monday, September 15, 2008

Emily: Lilly McElroy

While it is not uncommon for performance artists to use their own body to explore taboos, it is rare that they use their body to explore their connectedness with others. Lilly McElroy's work explores boundaries by using her body as vehicle for communication. She will walk up to and hug complete strangers, or throw herself at man at bars as seen above, to draw attention to the conflict between our physical proximity and psychological isolation to and from others. As a woman I cannot help but be moved by her vulnerability.

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