Featured Long Durational Work
Bath’s House (2001), Angela Freiberger
Duration: Six Hours
Photographs by Wilton Montenegro
In 2001, based upon her sculpting practice and constant physical interaction with marble, Angela Freiberger began developing performances in relation to the objects she was sculpting. In this performance specifically, her body took on the characteristics of sculpture manifesting the concepts found in her practice as extensions of her body. The body was a positive element to the negative sculptural receptacles. For this performance and installation, the artist installed four different kinds of bathtubs she sculpted from Portuguese pink marble. The marble’s color resembled human flesh. The performance consisted of the artist lying down in each of the bathtubs, her body becoming one with the stone and taking on the objects’ physical traits. The artist and the marble tub were symbiotically still, cold, and grounded on the gallery floor.