One Must Imagine the Artist Happy

Place: Building Site, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, England

Duration: 30 minutes

Material: Human form wearing blue jeans, wooden board, rope, rock/rubble

2018

This performance saw me occupy an environment under construction, all at once evident of a previous function and in a process of becoming. Doing so, I would practice a ritualistic absurdity, one which adopted a consideration of time and space in relation to intense physical strain. The exercise marked the my attempts at incorporating a degree of audience involvement into my work. The participant would place fragments of rock upon my back while vocalising any discomfort or general thought processes while doing so.

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