I was picking at my ribs today
sweat, sun, sand in my eyes
I was wondering who let go first, what dead flowers were left growing at our feet, if we could ever be more than ghosts.
Photos by Cole Anetsberger courtesy of SOMarts.
I’m very excited to join 99 other radical performance artists in the Bay Area for SOMArts, 100 Performances for the Hole on January 4th from 5:58pm-midnight.
Considering the shortest piece I’ve done in the last two years was 10 hours and 14 minutes long, 2 minutes is definitely a challenge I’m looking forward to!
Now in its fourth iteration, 100 Performances for The Hole is a mini-marathon of time-based performance. Each performance lasts just two minutes and takes place in, around, in contradiction of, or is inspired by “The Hole,” a 100-year-old former sand casting pit in the floor of the SOMArts Main Gallery.
The history of the hole is one of radical self-expression and experimentation. The only rules are performances must adhere to a precise time signature of two minutes, and performers may not harm themselves or others. Past performances have included the unorthodox usage of bodily orifices, a set from a heavy metal band, and ritualistic offerings. Who knows what may transpire this year when 100 brave and experimental performers take to the hole?
$12 general admission, $25 VIP admission, discounted tickets available for students/low-income ticket purchasers: http://100performancesforthehole.eventbrite.com/
I met David, who lives and works as a visual artist in Prague, in 2012 while we were both in residence at ZK/U in Berlin. He is in Berlin for his opening of Based on Paper at Jiri Svesta Gallery and stopped by my studio to enact a 90-minute collaborative piece where, blindfolded and joined by a single rope tied to his drawing hand, both my movements and his direct how each of us interacts with and marks the space. In this iteration, David drew on a single-sheet of paper – I think we both imagine a longer piece where over time, his markings may take over a space as my movement may become more confined.