Live Performance, 2 hrs. 2017
I performed LINE, a site-specific durational piece at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine. Using the longest dimension of the building, I drew a straight line with sea salt from one end of the building to the other. Starting at one end of the line, holding a bare light bulb on a red 150’ extension cord connected to a power source, I walked as slowly as I could focusing on my breath and my movement. After two hours I had traveled 141’, 158 steps, to the other end of the building, where I stopped and brought the light up to my heart, then turned it off. My footprints and the red cord left a record of my walk, drawing into the salt. The performance took place at dusk, crossing darkened galleries, my light illuminating the darkness, the sequins and salt glittering. The meditative nature of the performance allowed the viewers to enter a quieter more reflective state.