A collaborative performance done with Kyle Angel. The performance begins with Kyle and I on our knees, facing each other on the mud floor of a dark basement. We are simultaneously being fed and feeding, mimicking a gentle conversation. 

Bomb pops are associated with the fourth of July and in a way, they are an edible reminder of America’s greatness. A nostalgic object that is synonymous with sweets and childhood, yet it bears the word bomb in its name. It’s an example of desensitization to violence, a tension that disappears because of an object’s cultural identity. These popsicles allow people to change the association of “bomb” from a weapon with the ability to slay millions of people into a frozen dessert for children. With so much hatred and hostility teeming in the air, we wanted to shed light on gentle gestures but also our temporality with words. 

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