CUTTING

TIES

Cutting ties; a interactive installation that allowed participants to “cut ties” with something in their lives that weighed on them.

Visitors wrote down anywhere in the room something that they wish to cut ties with. After writing, they cut a single thread of the piece.

Over the course of the exhibition the room morphed, as the walls filled with words. Once all the threads were severed, the room changed entirely. The evolution of the piece mirrors the human experience of change, growth, and letting go.

This installation was displayed at the Sacramento Art Hotel. The exhibit closed on February 13th 2016. Soon after, the hotel was torn down along with Cutting Ties. Destruction of the art is a unique symbol; the burdens of the participants were destroyed along with the building.