Created in San Francisco— Alex Nichols asks the question around the female body, the unmonumental act of a woman alone in her studio. The performance consists of strings and tape and is durational. Alex leans back until the strings snap and she falls. The original performance was alone in her studio. Looking at the internal scope of an artist and her relatioship to her support systems. It was subsequently performed at Berkeley Art Center. Every year Alex continues to perform this in various locations to ask how that relationship has changed.
Strings represent ties to family, friends, culture, country. What are these strings—how do they support us and how do they bind us? How does our relationship to these strings change over time?
Performed at Berkeley Art Center: Risk, Selected by Aspara DiQuinzio & Kimberly Johnasson, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California. 2013