A 24-hour endurance performance in Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park (Rosslyn, Virginia). The piece reads Holt’s public park through the lens of T.S. Eliot’s 4 Quartets. Image: Mikhail Bezruchko

2013

A polar struggle between two characters tethered together and unwilling to compromise. Image: Margaret Boozer

2011

2012
performance

Built of details mined from local Washington, D.C. history, a sketch of a character emerges through performative gesture. Shifting ideas of civic servitude intermix with the residue of a wider history of free speech. The Huntress constructs a portrait of a woman punished for voicing political opinion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood less than two centuries ago.

A 3-floor installation with live activity and sound that uses geophagy (earth-eating) as a launching point for an experiential poem about need. The incessant consumption of a visually bountiful but non-nutritive food substitute is central to the main idea of the project. Image: Janine Parziale

2010

2013
performance

with Eames Armstrong and Ian McDermott

2008-2009
installation, with live activity

Separate but interacting vignette stages house individual performances. Task-based activity cycles through making/un-making. Time markers that form flexible but regular intervals are made visible through labor and product, while time appears to progress, invert, and suspend simultaneously.

2006-2009
installation, with live activity

If DISSOLVE is about marking/observing time; STASIS attempts to stop time. The objects made on this production line (vacuum-sealed packages of still-moist pottery) are weighed and priced at $22/lb. and available for sale.

STASIS package contents are arguably better preserved, but now vulnerable to crushing.

2004-2008
installation, with live activity

A full-scale production line on display in the gallery reveals the laborious process involved in object-making. There is a tedious attempt to produce the "perfect" form and a subsequent effort to preserve it. The product, however, inevitably falls apart.
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