Lustration 

Digital Video 

2019

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Lustration portrays the shared ritual of a daughter washing her mother’s hair juxtaposed with immediate grief processing through movement. To lustrate is to cleanse or purify. The simple acts within this vertically-formatted ritual performance video reframe touch between mother and daughter to acknowledge suffering and make space for forgiveness and release. A collaborative, silent acknowledgment between a mother and daughter who share trauma is required to fulfill the task of reconciling a deeply ingrained shared embodied memory.

© 2020 by Tacie Jones

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