Water Platic Bag
Curator: Lori Zippay | Session: “The Feeling of Power”: Bodies of Resistance
Water Plastic Bag is one of a series of durational, risk-taking performances that Ramos made with fellow artists Lowell Darling and Joe Ray. In this unnerving performance, which has autobiographical echoes of Vietnam War-era resistance, Ramos and Darling are tied into body-sized plastic bags and buried in sand on a beach. As passers-by stroll along the shore, the men struggle free of the sand and then tumble, sheathed in their plastic bags, into the surf. Eventually they emerge from the waves and free themselves from the bags.