Place: University of Cumbria, Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle, England
Duration: 9 hours continuous
Material: Human form dressed in heavy duty trousers, steel toe capped boots and t-shirt, rock, rope, wooden board, spotlight
This repetitive action probed concepts of; absurdity, endurance and phenomenology. It adopted a Sisyphean functionality, contributing towards an ongoing, representational investigation of the subject matter. Employing raw, ready-made materials, the experience played into the notion of the archetypal labourer. As this was my occupation at the time, this allowed me to draw upon personal experiences, presenting those who engage with such pursuits as heroic.