Muscle Memetics is a three hour durational performance derived from the structure of U.S. Army Basic Training performed with a 70lb Bronze Back Prosthetic fabricated to induce fatigue and muscle failure.


The routines were modified to describe a specific incidence of violence or aggression that each performer could recall from their past. We systematized these actions according to military command.


Each routine was performed to the point of complete fatigue by the person wearing the prosthetic. The work is meant to recall actions that we knowingly or unknowingly learn from others.  

Special thanks to Gnat Brilmyer, Mara Goldfine, Margaret Bobo Dancy and Chicago Crucible.