where is this place, i pinch myself

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For this performance, I proposed that I would split the world open for an unknown amount of time. The installation/exhibition space was scored in a continuous line with the edge of crow bar in a complete vertical circumference in the exhibition space. The scoring starting on the floor of the installation, up a wall of the exhibition space, behind a wall (with very limited space) where I scaled down a 12-foot drop with rope and back up again, across a 16-foot ceiling where I had to negotiate pipes, a ventilation system, and climb up part of the physical installation, i built a temporary platform during the performance to reach parts of the ceiling and score the line down the opposite wall, then continued again on the floor of the exhibition space, and back up to the starting point on the installation floor. This action took approximately an hour and a half. When this circumference was scored, I similarly marked myself, splitting myself with a black line in a circumference around my body.

A white powder was continuously applied to my face, body and clothes throughout the performance. It was intended as a material that would create a physical barrier between my body and the space surrounding it.

 

 

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This performance was part of the programming of the exhibition outside the length of a room | OR | diving into the blue sun at CSUF Grand Central Art Center.

Performance Image Credit: Lainey LaRosa