Naava Weiner (MFA 2014)
In Push, I sew together double layers of muslin that have been cut out in the shape of reclining human figures. These pouches are filled with wet plaster. While the plaster is solidifying I embrace the figures while lying down on the floor, releasing them only when the plaster becomes uncomfortably warm due to the chemical process involved. The expulsion of liquid coincides with the pressure that my body places on the plaster sack. A video showing the process from a birds-eye point of view is that which is shown to the viewer rather than the objects achieved. The majority of the video is a living still, the only change being the size of the puddle of liquid ejected from the plaster. Videos from several casting sessions are shown concurrently.