image credit: Matthew Weedman
Natural Resources. Installation and live performance. Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, January 2011

Natural Resources performance actions involved clinical, domestic or scientific ‘resource workers’ selecting objects from piles of everyday materials; processing each in one of two ‘natural’ substances: oil or milk; and placing the objects into a series of glass jars. A material transformation took place over the course of the exhibit, as the milk began to rot and oil to pool and saturate.