artist recorded his tattooing with a macro camera
and broadcast this extreme close up video of each numeral
as it appears in his flesh, to a large screen nearby.
Onlookers were able to watch the tattooing or choose
to watch the screen with a very intimate level of detail.
They saw the numbers draw blood and irritate the
flesh; watched the realization of this spiral out from
the navel, the original source of life and caregiving
and the birthplace of identity (severing of the umbilical
cord produces separation and is the birth of identity).
by video projections, and a live camera projection, the
artist was tattooed with additional characters
accrued since the previous performance, over a period of 5 hours.