I will give anyone my DNA
hair, nails, skin, ear wax, saliva, urine, sweat, baggies, vials, cardboard
There are a few dozen people out there who possess or once possessed my DNA.
thanks to Pierre Depaz, Lauren McCarthy, Kyle McDonald, and Marina Zurkow
I designed this project so that I could engage with people directly, on the street, over questions I have about public spaces, bodies, our microbiomes, and “waste”. I set up a stand with my own DNA samples and a descriptive sign and wait for people to talk to me.
It is rare to be able to contribute to and control the conversation that happens about my body in public. This performance project allows me to do so while offering people a part of myself.
More information is available on my blog.