The Performance of Making Art (2021)

Video (4:07 excerpt)

Commissioned by MoMA Public Programs

As part of MoMA’s public programming for the video art exhibition, “Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality,” I was invited to create a video response to her 1985 video “SoHo SoAp/Rain Damage,” which chronicles a flood in the artist’s studio. This video explores a central question raised in her work: What are the material and economic realities of sustaining an art practice? Is it possible to be a non-commercial artist without overworking?