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CHRONIC DEADWEIGHT is an 8-hour performance where I metaphorically carried my emotional baggage. For six and a half hours I repetitively paced carrying bags filled with rock salt. Over time the bags sustain damage with small holes leaking the rock salt on the floor. I sat intermittently and attended to the damaged bags refilling them with rock salt from the floor. During the last hour and a half of the performance, I swept the salt away into piles and ultimately dispersed the salt by mopping the floor, clearing my dead weight.
Select Images from Chronic Deadweight, Performance, 2015, Mcknight Art Center, Wichita State University
Chronic Deadweight Film from Performance, 2015, 300lbs. Rock Salt, 8hrs. cyclical performance.