self-armature is hybrid film/performance/sculpture and ritualized protest of self-arming through the materiality of the tactile apparatus/medium of 16mm film and clay. self-armature iii (At the Los Angeles Police Academy rock garden above the shooting range), 2019 combines 16mm film and audio from the Los Angeles Police academy, superimposed with 16mm from the Los Angeles Police Museum. In using clay armor and camera to initiate spectatorship, I challenge surveillance dynamics to look at violence as a performative structure, rooted in the very important question of whether or not self-protection and autonomy are futile during an era of mass data surveillance and state monopoly of violence.

self armature iii (at the Los Angeles Police Academy rock garden above the shooting range)  (still) ,  2019, 16mm film transferred to digital, sound, clay

self armature iii (at the Los Angeles Police Academy rock garden above the shooting range) (still), 2019, 16mm film transferred to digital, sound, clay

self armature i , 2018, clay

self armature i, 2018, clay

self armature  (installation view), 2019.

self armature (installation view), 2019.

self armature i , 2018, clay

self armature i, 2018, clay

self armature iii (at the Los Angeles Police Academy rock garden above the shooting range), 2019, 16mm film transferred to digital, sound, clay