Inflorescence Scaffold


Inflorescence Scaffold was performed as part of a larger installation while in the Grad Fellow program at the Headlands Center for the Arts. I performed atop a treadmill in front of a projection of footage of the defunct West Coast Departmental Rifle Range at Fort Barry locating in the Marin Headlands. I steadily run in place while carrying a foam prop arm. The piece means to evoke questions surrounding war and violence at a distance: whether that is physical distance, the expanse time, or the detachment filtered through media. What does it mean to live during a time of violence away from immediate perception but with access to footage broadcast in POV over social media channels. How do we respond to violence elsewhere and what forms do our mediations take?

Inflorescence scaffold refers to the arrangement of flowers on a plant's stem or branches. It is the framework or structure upon which the flowers are borne. The term "inflorescence" refers to the entire flowering part of the plant, including the stem, branches, and flowers.

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