About


Butterfly closures are white adhesive strips applied to the skin across minor lacerations. Growing up as an accident-prone child my parents became experts in the art of the well-placed butterfly closure. The act of gently applying one to a wound, and pressing it gently to ensure a good stick; always felt like an instant cure and an immediate comfort. 

Tending To is a video performance in which the walls that isolate me are examined for nail holes, paint chips and cracks. With each discovered wound, I open a butterfly closure, allow it’s wax backings to flutter to the ground, apply the butterfly closure to the area and press it gently to ensure a good stick. 

Acknowledging, healing, and manifesting are inherent to the narrative of this performance.These gestures embody spatial encounters and negotiations, in both the private and public spheres. 

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Alexis Bulman is a multi-disciplinary artist who maintains a studio practice in Montreal, QC. During her projects Bulman assumes the role of a facilitator or builder of installations, sculptures and video works that translate the patterns of her physical movement and bodily occupation of space into visual form.

www.alexisbulman.com 

@alexisbulman 

Coming soon! Check back on August 21, 2020.