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hyperallergic: Longva+Carpenter, “Shelter” (2012), durational performance Shelter is the final performance in the three-part Needs Trilogy, which began with Hunger and Thirst. One woman sits at a solid table, piled high with pea-sized stones. She considers, perhaps counts, and drops each one to the ground. A second woman, with a similar, heavy table and chair strapped to her back, attempts to drag an overflowing bag of stones across the length of the gallery. Both women wear neck-mirrors that demand that they finally face themselves as they perform these seemingly senseless, endless, yet poignant, tasks. Performed for 6 hours. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY • January 2012 photo by: Gabriela Jiménez

hyperallergic:

Longva+Carpenter, “Shelter” (2012), durational performance

Shelter is the final performance in the three-part Needs Trilogy, which began with Hunger and Thirst.

One woman sits at a solid table, piled high with pea-sized stones. She considers, perhaps counts, and drops each one to the ground. A second woman, with a similar, heavy table and chair strapped to her back, attempts to drag an overflowing bag of stones across the length of the gallery. Both women wear neck-mirrors that demand that they finally face themselves as they perform these seemingly senseless, endless, yet poignant, tasks.

Performed for 6 hours.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY • January 2012

photo by: Gabriela Jiménez

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