Freelance

Performance

How is art shaped by the conditions of its production? In the studio, behind closed doors, I often wonder what it means to produce art in isolation. This piece figures a literal attempt to introduce space and movement into everyday digital tasks—to make the typically sedentary and solitary work of emails and applications compatible with collaboration and exploration.

 

This is the first in a series of performances in which I pull friends through public spaces on a mobile office while they perform desk work. While serving as a relational exercise between myself and the participants, the performance underscores the tension between work that is untethered to place and indifferent to the body and the physical labor that underpins this work.

 

Featuring: Brendan Bowles

Videography: Lydia Marie Hicks

Driver: Peter Glenn Oakley