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Ed Making His Body A Tool (2019) was a collaboration between My Husband (Eliza Doyle & Annika Berry) and Ed Frost: a self-defined survivalist living outside Albany, NY. We met Ed several years ago on Craigslist, and began a correspondence about the physical body as a tool for survival. This documentation features footage from a live performance with Ed in Kingston, NY, where his training was recorded then projected behind him with a two-second delay, producing an already-outgrown version of his past body in contrast to his improved real-time self. This footage is paired with audio of Ed reflecting on and narrating his experience of the performance a year later.