Nothing to See Here, Move Along is one of several explorations I've made around the idea that the absence of spectacle—or more precisely, drawing attention to the absence of spectacle while also evoking our desire for spectacle—is a radical act, resisting a culture that pushes for ever increasing displays of wealth, technical innovation, etc. in favor of just being with what our bodies and minutes are like when they aren't under scrutiny.
This piece was performed at the Flesh Crisis performance festival in Kansas City, MO in July of 2016. I was unable to attend in person to perform it myself, so worked with local performance artist Kiki Serna to realize the piece. When given the opportunity to use her time behind the curtain however she wanted, Kiki chose to treat her Saturday at Flesh Crisis exactly as she would treat her Saturday otherwise—she brushed her hair, gave herself a facial, clipped, filed and painted her nails, and otherwise groomed herself for optimal public presentation at a later date.