photos by corey hennessey

≈ Towson University (Towson, MD), 2015

≈ Avant-Yard Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA), 2017

ACTION! is a performance-lecture on the work of Chris Burden, focusing specifically on his minimalist focus on a single performative action, his antagonism toward reified art contexts, and the spectatorial double bind created by his work. 

while lecturing,  i repeatedly hit my face into a series of blank canvases.

in an homage to Burden’s performance Jaizu, i delivered the lecture while wearing sunglasses coated with black construction paper, so that i could not see or read my notes (despite referring to them consistently throughout the lecture).