Featured Long Durational Work
On The Impossibility of the Singular Hand (2014), Joshua Kent
Duration: One week
Photographs courtesy the artist
For one week, the artist lived inside Roman Susan Gallery in Chicago. For the duration of performance, he held a small pile of dirt containing a seed he was attempting to grow over the course of the week. The gallery was open 24 hours a day and visitors were free to come and go. Kent did not ask the audience to bring him anything as he wanted to see if the growing of the seed could naturally become a community project. Sure enough, patrons quickly caught on that he needed their help and brought him food and water as well as various aids for the seed. Each evening, for the duration of the performance, an artist or a practitioner whose practice was relevant to the exhibition came to the space to give a lecture or a live performance. The seed sprouted.