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Know Your Turtle

3:22 min excerpt

Lisa Steele. 1972. Video, b/w, sound. 22:40s

A performance by Steele and her pet turtles features live audio mixing and a female reader. The minimal action takes place in 3 rooms of an apartment. The reader shares the intricacies of raising turtles in a domestic environment while Steele enacts an integration of a new animal into its new home through a ritual cleansing. This weave of chance and action is both playful and banal.