Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
February 8, 2018

Shin explores ideas of wellness, debility, and the body as endless modification, using lactic acid, an invisible and penetrative microorganism, that rehabilitates bodily areas colonized by particular pathologies. Taoist medicine defines localities in the body as showing conditions of weathering or being "worn out". For her piece, Shin encourages the audience to directly apply her homemade lactic acid gel, blurring bodily boundaries and explicating the ways that she consumes and inserts lactic acid into her stomach and vagina.