• A Toy

    Round Hardwood
    0.5” x 2.5” x 1”  |  2015

  • A Sticker

    Public Intervention
    ongoing  |  2016

  • A Melodrama

    Video
    18:00  |  2015

  • A Commercial

    Video
    1:30  |  2015

  • An Activity Book

    Paper
    8.5" x 5"  |  2015

  • My Cup Overflows

    Collaborative Performance with Emily Weihing
    Still  |  2016

  • NOBODY CAN EAT 50 EGGS

    Video, performance
    42:22  |  2014

  • How to Smile in 34 Steps

    Video, performance
    Still  |  2013

  • Exercises in Masculinity

    Video installation
    Variable  |  2013

LIZ CLAYTON SCOFIELD Website CV

Nashville, TN | Sculpture, Time-based, Performance, Installation, Video
Bio:

I grew up in rural Tennessee, moved to Nashville to learn things, and then moved again to the Midwest to learn more things. The institution called me a master, but I'd be a fool to think I'd learned much at all. I am currently exploring places to go to learn more things next. I'm 70 percent water, 100 percent heart, and I wear it on my sleeve. Three of the most influential people in my life are cats.

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Statement:

As a queer trans performance artist, I began collaborating with my body as a tool to redefine my relationship with my body. By working with my body and experiencing it in new and different ways, I could transform the negative experience of dysphoria related to being in my body as a trans person, into a positive productive relationship in which we (my body and I) work together to discover new understandings.

To further understand the objectification of myself through my art practice, I developed a series of toys called LiZes based on myself. I collaborate with the LiZes in an ongoing intermedia project called Making Myself, Selling Myself, Playing with Myself. The LiZes and I work in a variety of media, including performance, video, installation, zines, and interventions in public space.

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