No Show (2nd Power)

Hall mixed media & photo, Lumiere Gallery, 1997

No Show and No Show (2) are multi-media installations incorporating the body as sculpture and performance. Encased female nudes swell and push outward from the wall only to be restrained by latex skins pinned to the same walls by hooks and chains. Revelations of the female nude are simultaneously suggested and denied by the amorphous, flame-like figures trapped inside skin-like cocoons. In the ensuing struggle backward and forward, sensuality lingers at the threshold of escape/emergence.