Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Mary Coble

Sessions

Sessions

Mary Coble. Sessions, 2007.

Description:
"Aversion" was a live performance piece performance that took place at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, DC in 2007. In this performance piece the artist attached electrodes to her arm and had herself shocked, with an electric shock device, to recreate the severe effects of electric shock aversion therapy that was once commonly used to “cure” homosexuality. This image is a still from a video "Sessions". "Sessions" shows a hand being twisted and formed from the force of an electro shock therapy session.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
electrodes, homosexuality, video, projections, slides, endurance, body art, shock therapy, Washington DC, USA, Conner Contemporary Art, shock, reorientation therapy

Images
Untitled 1 (from Note to Self)Untitled 3 (from Note to Self)Binding Ritual, Daily Routine AversionSessionsBlood ScriptBlood Script

Location
Washington, DC
USA

Contact
mary.coble@gmail.com

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