SHATTERING is a participatory performance in which individuals destroy fragile items in a private space. It explores the fear of untapped anger and the freedom of release. This project highlights the beauty of being present and the euphoria of letting go. After the performance the shards are sorted, some are discarded and some used to create works. SHATTERING is a reflection on our broken governmental and social systems. It asks us as a society to take what functions to create something new and discard the useless.