In this piece I lay in a Hammock in the square outside of the Church where our studios were located and open to the public for a viewing and for 12 hours I read Daniel Birnbaum’s The Hospitality of Presence. In a pin up swimsuit with a cooler of beer to share with those who stopped by I had nothing but presence and hospitality.
Monday, June 29, 2009
A piece of simple cloth that measures twice my height has my name written at the top. I am working this summer during my travels to unravel this cloth thread by thread. Shown here is the first sitting of this piece, done In Venice. I sat for 3-4 hours and got through about a foot of the cloth. This work is the closest to getting arrested I have come on this trip. The people who run the business in the building near where I was working called the police who showed up and said that they would arrest me if I did not leave.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
This piece consisted of cleaning, or at least sweeping, the Arsenale at the 53rd Venice Biennale until the interference of the exhibition's security. On being told to stop the swiffer broom was left in the front corner of the Arsenale, creating the first sculpture of the exhibit.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
In this piece the artist used a bath towel to move water from one side of a bridge to another, absorbing the water on one side, hoisting it up and carrying it nestled up against her body to the other side of the bridge where she wrung out the towel and the water that it carried rejoined the canal.