Featured Long Durational Work
News (2012), Rebecca Davis
Duration: Eight hours
Cover photograph by Vilem Benes
"News" (2012) is a durational performance by Rebecca Davis that yields a large-scale drawing. Performers wear shoes constructed from newspaper and walk continuously in a circle on a large sheet of white paper until the gallery closes. Over time, the newspaper’s black ink transfers a variegated circle onto the white paper, leaving a visual record of the performance.
This is a work performed by the public. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome, and can perform for as long they wish.
Both physically and symbolically, the work constructs as it deconstructs. Walking destroys the newspaper shoes but creates the drawing. And as the ink darkens the paper, the headlines it formed fade in our collective memory.