Flow Pool Performance > Surveillance (Crochet Ice Hands)

After abandoning the octopus as a trope of entrapment, I imagined hands that catch, ropes that tangle around--an inescapability. I created ice hand sculptures that are connected by a web of crochet tentacles. The ice hands and crochet work together to swim, entrap, and survey the waters. The ice acts as a buoy for the ropes--at first, everything floats. As the ice melts, the tentacles will swim, fly in the current, and then sink. I tested many ice hands and they floated! Yet, by the time I arrived at Recess the night of the performance, my hands had melted. I returned a week after the performance to test them again.