Mark S. Zimmerman
Popping Self  (Installation View)UnexposedHalf-ExposedCompletely Exposed
Popping Self
Popping Self exemplifies the desire to be protected. The only true danger to the performer is the self. No one was there to inflict pain. The performer had to choose to escape confinement. Nothing remains but the documentation through photography and the pile of packing bubbles, the suit that confined the performer and kept him safe.

The piece as a whole contains a slide show utilizing a basic 35mm slide projector, the discarded material from the performance and the three images seen here.