"Take your Medicine", performance, 60 minutes, Bushwick Open Studios, 2017
Liz Harlen, Suliya Gisele, Veronica London, Katelyn Kopenhaver
Withdraw from reality has emerged from our cultural abyss as a new norm of living. Socially reinforced to keep up, “Take your Medicine” exhibits not only the act of brainwashing, but self-inflicted sedation from reality. Living in a capitalist society consuming pleasure and products, our concrete real lives are sacrificed because of our drug-like addiction to material and faux ideologies put forth from culture. The experience as commodity, we are programmed to think we need such items to reach happiness, if we cannot obtain such status, we swallow ourselves. This is not your fault.