Constructing a Triumphant Failure, Aug. 2010
Collaboration with Matthew Mcauley
Performance, 10 min.
Part of the show Paradise Now! held at the White Slab Palace, NYC
In Constructing a Triumphant Failure, I delicately try to build the memory of home and hold on to it as it collapses. Like squeezing a pet mouse out of love till it dies, I try to surround and contain this structure knowing that I'm destroying it at the same time. We build a building and tear it down, then build a new one, then tear it down, then we stand still and notice the grand opening and the memorial at the same time. It is sad but it is also beautiful, and that is why I am proud of the mess.