Footnote

November 5, 2016

duration: 15 hours

location: Pre-Function Terrace, Marriot City Center, Minneapolis

materials: charcoal briquettes, string, urn, ice


Ghosts sighing loudly against my cheekbone, running their fingers through the biting Minneapolis wind….Look down. Up. Down again.

In Footnote, I slowly poison myself by ingesting charcoal through the slow choreography of looking down. The performance investigates social death and habits of spectatorship.

Footnote is the second of three durational performances engaging feminist and queer lineages. The first work in this series, Citation, was an act of remembering. Footnote confronts social amnesia and quick glances.