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December 10-20, 2011
Performative Sculpture and Video
5 Minute Edit of 50 Hour Performance + Corresponding 36 Hour Video
A 5 minute edit from a 10-day, 50-hour livestreamed performance in which I transformed my identical, life-like sex doll
into a replica of the bull orca, Tilikum, who lives in captivity at SeaWorld Orlando and has been involved in the deaths of three people.
Read the "Amber Doll > TILIKUM" Project Statement
More information on "Amber Doll > TILIKUM" can be found at blog.amberhawkswanson.com
After transforming Amber Doll into Tilikum, I branded my body with his name
and posed with him for pin-up images
Twelve pounds of silicone flesh were all that was left of Amber Dolls original form after Tilikum was sculpted. My post-transformation solo exhibition "All That is Left of You / Everything You Are Now,"
included two performances: "Cleaning" and "Ribbon Tying" and displayed the 556 non-orca parts of Amber Doll.