Public reading of On Kawara's "One Million Years"
at Dia:Beacon, May 18-19, 2013
Conceived in 1969, this work was first presented as a performance piece in 1993 at Dia Center for the Arts, with participants reading aloud dates going into the past and the future. A man and woman take turns reading a progressive series of dates, encompassing 1,000,000 years. During the time I read, we started at year 911,338 BC and got as far as we could in an hour. More information about On Kawara can be found here https://diaart.org/program/exhibitions-projects/on-kawara-one-thousand-days-one-million-years-chelsea-exhibition
Image from the dance performace "Who's Zoo"
Part of the Whitney's 2012 Biennial
Choreographer Michael Clark engaged both professional dancers and untrained volunteers (of which I was one) during his Biennial residency. We spent 2-weeks learning the pieces, which culminated with a series of public performances. It was an amazing experience. For the NY Times review click here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/arts/dance/michael-clarks-whos-zoo-at-whitney-biennial-2012.html
"I will not make any more boring art"
by John Baldessari
I was part of a team that re-performed John Baldessari's "I will not make a more boring art" at the Whitney Museum's "Off the Wall" exhibition. We covered 2 large walls, floor to ceiling, with this phrase for the duration of the show. I always loved this piece. It was a treat to be a part of it.
Photo by Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times
Here I am giving a tour to the kids in the Whitney Museum's Youth Insights program. We are discussing Claes Oldenburg's wonderful kinetic "Ice Bag - Scale C" which the Conservation Department restored. Visit the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/arts/design/08clae.html
All work copyright Heather Cox.