Everyone Loves a Sports Metaphor is a performance work that took place in a gallery space during an opening. For the duration of the opening, I wrapped my left hand with 100 yards of shiny, translucent white ribbon, beginning the way I would wrap my hands for kickboxing. Unlike wrapping up for kickboxing, I kept wrapping until the ribbon was entirely off the spool and around my hand and wrist. This resulted in a bound hand, very protected knuckles and wrists, but the inability to make a fist or move very easily. The audio for this piece, a chant of synonyms and words related to "wrapping", was available for the audience to listen to via QR code scan with their smartphone.
This piece explores ideas of the paradox of safety and how something that is safe can eventually become restrictive and render the confrontation necessary for growth unable to occur.