Britney Scale Surgery, 2008, Single-channel video installation, 04:14, Dimensions variable
A larger-than-life size bathroom scale (6' x 6' and 8' tall) on a furry, pink bath mat serves as the context for the scale surgery video. The scale becomes the patient and undergoes surgery to reverse the importance placed on weight and self-perception. The ordinary bathroom scale, which causes anxiety about insecurities in our appearance, becomes the victim of absurd scrutiny in my alternate universe. The surgical procedure is simultaneously conducted to Britney Spears’ music video performance, as she is constantly scrutinized by the media for her debacles concerning her weight and appearance in the alternate Hollywood universe.