'Relentless' 2020

In this durational writing performance, the artist writes the same phrase 'What if I didn't wash my hands?' almost 500 times, one after the other for a total of 4 and a half hours straight. The question is one that constantly goes round and round in her head due to her severe contamination based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The piece highlights the way in which OCD is so relentless - it is an illness that is tedious, time consuming and takes up every moment of everyday with repetitive rituals. 


November, 2020.


© 2020 Laura Greenway