Vocabulary

“Vocabulary” questions the language we are induced to use when discussing art.  I went to the bookstore of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA), to the section on ‘Theory’.  I read widely and broadly, noting commonly used terms and especially those with a common meaning lifted to new heights by the artistic vocabulary (Text, for example).  I wrote all these words in large format across a scroll of paper, and read these aloud as though they were one continuous sentence, until they meant nothing.  I poured blue paint of a tone approximating Klein International Blue over my head, then intervened in the scroll with my painted body.  I ended by burning a portion of the paper in a metal bucket.

 

Performance Sites:  Second Jornada of Action Art of Pumarejo, Sevilla, Spain, Soapbox Performance Art Salon, Hillyer Arts Space, Washington, DC

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