Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, erasing everything to begin again. In this 37-hour durational performance, Raegan Truax foregrounds the artistic body as embedded within and creating from its archive and experience. Once the performance begins, Truax will not leave the stage, sleep, or take breaks. She will perform in silence and without a clock.
An act of remembering and excavation, the performance recalls work by female and genderqueer artists from the 1960s to our present moment but is not a re-performance of these works. Truax explores these citations as recognizable, exhaustive, and ephemeral structures of meaning.
Conceptually, Citation begins with a question: How can the performer render her sense of an artistic lineage embedded in her body, in her skin?
Performance begins Friday, September 22 at 9am and ends Saturday, September 23 at 10pm.
Viewing open during the entire 37-hours. Come and go as you please.
[Cover photo by David Kerr, Center photo by Stefanie M. Okuda]