Textual Memory

Tattooing means opening a wound and choosing pain, yet it also offers a space for activation and healing. Continuing with CAO’s practice around body, intimacy, and care, we would like to ask: As emotional labor that needs both the tattoo artist and the tattooed to engage in lived experiences, how can tattooing heal and transform? During this workshop/performance, we give each participant a sheet of transfer paper where participants collectively write and draw what they want to remember. At the end, participants transfer the words and drawings onto their skin as a temporary tattoo.