On May 2, 2010, I collaborated with artists Liz Nofziger and Linda Price Snedden to operate a one-day alternative health clinic as a site-specific piece for the MEME Gallery's $tore $how.
H&L Restoration Services offered "the antidote to everyday life", an extremely specialized type of treatment that we claimed had previously only been available in Tibet.
In reality, what we offered was an elaborate intake process; a tube that allowed participants to breathe air from the moldiest basement we'd ever seen while staring at an extremely bright light; amplified sounds of the participants' own breath; and follow up treatment exercises for keeping everyday life at bay.
Our inspiration was a type of mold that takes over the brains of ants and is used to treat hypoglycemia in Tibet.
(Mixed media, performance, conceptual art, mold, contact mics, audio feedback, writing, bright light.) Photo credit: Linda Price Snedden.
For one day only Liz Nofziger and Heather Kapplow, along with Linda Price Sneddon, will be offering creative wellness services as H&L Restoration Services.
As seen on CCTV and the MASSART CHANNEL, H&L Restoration Services is an extremely specialized clinic that provides a type of treatment that has previously only been available in Tibet. We think it might be the antidote to everyday life!
Please see our fine infomercial here for more details about our highly effective treatment.
H&L Restoration Services will be operating this fairly top secret (but extremely affordable) trial treatment center for one day only! Because we care a great deal about your physical and mental health, we invite you to partake of what we are offering. Please feel free to refer your friends and relatives to us as well. Video credit: Heather Kapplow and Liz Nofziger.