Spiritus: Norma Trist
plastic bags, breath, microform machine, microform of Norma Trist, string, hardware
Performed at Devin Bordin Gallery, Houston
We read the complete text of "Norma Trist: or Pure Carbon (a Story of the Inversion of the Sexes)" on a microform machine. As we read, we captured our breath in plastic bags, tied each one and suspended it from a single point or placed it in the corner of the gallery, transforming the text into a physical volume of breath
"Norma Trist" became the basis of 50 States: Texas and Norma Trist a Livre d'Artiste.