a rose arose a rose arose

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installed as part of the u.n.i.t. exhibition, chicago, il, 2018
performance still from EXP 0001_01 Music Festival, ATM gallery, austin, tx, 2018

this custom garment is inspired by the song "flowers" lyrics mentioned in drm mix, "since you left i thought nothing would grow, but like a rose in the mud, all i see are flowers." this theme of resurgence is also referred to in the terms of arose and a rose.