Documentation or Lack of Imagination?

She was smart.

She gave off that impression anyway.

She had big glasses and spoke slowly and carefully, like she actually considered her words.

The artist who told me to video myself drawing grids.

And suggested that I photograph my journey to the post office when I said I wanted the works to exist in people’s intimate lives; in their bedrooms.

She asked if my drawing work was performance art.

I tried to appear intellectual when she asked that.

“Yes”, I said.

I suppose it is. In that it’s about the process. When I look at it, I imagine myself performing it.

“Could you do it in front of an audience?”

Aside from the fact that it’s a pandemic and I live alone, no. In any circumstance.

I could.

But what would be the point?

Looking at it is enough performance. What would change to watch me do it live?

Apart from emphasising the fact that it takes a long time.

I think it says that itself.

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