Video

Cauterization

Martha Wilson

1974, 06:45 minutes, B&W, English

TAPECODE 492.07

In this piece I hang an effigy of myself made of cloth stuffed with newspaper on the wall. With black spray-paint, I add the face, nipples and pubic hair. Then I light a blowtorch and ignite the feet, placing my wig on the head of the effigy after it has been ignited. The rest of the piece consists of the effigy burning.

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