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I've been doing remote performance work out there working on traumatic memory in the salt/ for a long time-- on the alkaline flats mapping 'seismic memory'. Bruce asked me to talk with the students and show ‘failed’ or ‘flawed’ work. The process of doing so made me realize the strengths in Soda Lake Drawings (the video). I had made a ‘failed’ performance along the SImmler Ranch Road alongside Soda Lake a couple of years ago. In it I was tearing up papers (of destroyed drawings) and casting them out onto the flat lakebed in a high winter wind. But the video looked strange, and the performance seemed ineffectual. The performances that I do in the remote site like this are meant to somehow heal the place, or create a matrix or topology that sets up a healing dynamic or residue after I am gone. To heal a trauma, not only mine, but a larger human trauma I don’t fully apprehend.

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DATE: 2008
28 x 20 inches
71 x 51 cm

Graphite on paper