Performances 1976 - 81 gallery image
Masked Taping 1978-79. Silver gelatin print, 40 x 30 in, edition of 5 (+1 AP).
Small pieces of masking tape, my body
Los Angeles
Photo: Adam Avila
'I involved myself in the activity of tearing off small pieces of masking tape from a roll and sticking them all over my body from the top of my head, including my face, to my knees. Thus adorned, moving about, I experienced the sensualness of the tape on my body in motion. The masking of myself was a way of exploring elements of my African heritage of mask making, dance, rites and rituals, revealing also my continued infatuation with paper in its many forms and its titillating possibilities.'