cultureSalt Lake Art CenterPerformance art
"Waist/Waste Room" is a one-hour performance which refers to the physical and psychological aspects of squeezing the body into clothing derived from an image-obsessed culture. Performance artist Angela Ellsworth has created this intelligent commentary on female weight rituals, and provides humorous insight into our society's hypocrisy. Locked in the bathroom stall, with only feet exposed and fragments of flesh on a video screen, Ellsworth eats packets of powdered doughnuts while telling "fat stories". Ellsworth wears a pink cocktail dress with a compartment ruffle at the waist which houses the powdered doughnuts. The compartment is complete with sippers on each side so when more doughnuts are needed, she reaches into her own stomach of flesh which holds the packets of doughnuts. she appears to eat them from her won body. she eats herself.
Digitized by: Salt Lake Community College
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Original version: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA); Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. IN COPYRIGHT.
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