Making It Work, 2016, Images of Live Performance, Duration: 4 hours
Developed during Agora Affect Residency, Berlin
Exhibition Text: For Making It Work, the artists moved heavy amounts of stones to and from two piles that were setup on opposing sides of the exhibition site. For the duration of the exhibition, the pair worked at their own discretion, moving as little or as many stones at a time as they liked. As they worked, they each delivered individual monologues that mimicked a stream-of-consciousness flow, on being and not being ‘enough’. It was not clear which pile of stones belonged to whom, or if the artists were addressing one another or themselves, as they crossed paths. The work is about long-term relationships: the maintenance they require, the individual responsibility that must be taken, and the impact when someone slacks off. The work reflects on our relationships with others, as well as with ourselves, and examines the inevitability of disappointing or being disappointed by our loved ones, and finding acceptance in this fallibility.