Trans Etherium
       
     
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Trans Etherium
       
     
Trans Etherium

Film still | TRT of film: 00:08:48

In this endurance piece, I embodied a human-like creature undergoing multiple forms of rope bondage during a progression of physical transformation. Drawing a parallel to my experience of deferring medical transition, the rope bondage at first provides a feeling of safety, until the body reaches an inevitable physical threshold and must be released in order to prevent lasting physical damage. In the final stage of metamorphosis, I release myself from the rope and shed the hair shielding my face, making eye contact with the viewer, empowered in a new form.

Shot/Edited: Aja Pop
Make Up: Melissa Capistrano
Rope: FiveStar

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 3 handmade clip-in extensions made from the artist's hair for the performance.
       
     

3 handmade clip-in extensions made from the artist's hair for the performance.

       
     
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