The Bad Things I Tried Not to Do, 2013
HD video, black and white, no sound
4:55 minutes, looped
The Bad Things I Tried Not to Do is a black and white video loop projected vertically. The performer, on her belly, moves awkwardly down a shadowy stairwell over and over again. There is a distinctly surrealist feel to the piece, both in the composition that is reminiscent of Hans Bellmer’s doll photos and in the performer’s strangeness of movement. Her upper body is not visible, and from her movements, it appears as if someone or something is dragging her down the stairs.