Mountain, Fire, Holding Still

 

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2016

Performed at Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle.

Collaborators: Yann Novak, Gregory Barnett, Marbles Jumbo Radio

Mountain, Fire, Holding Still. was a ten-hour performance and sound installation exploring concepts of race, time, beauty, and loss in the communal spaces of the Getty Villa Outer Peristyle garden. This site-specific project served as a mediation on death, labor, performance-as-vigil for past and future lives, and blackness in antiquity as it relates to the contemporary body.

Photos: Chris Wormald