Featured Long Durational Work
Hourglass (2010-2013), Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Duration: Up to 32 hours
Photographs courtesy of the artist
For “Hourglass” (2011-2013) Chun Hua Catherine Dong set two 14-inch bowls, two pairs of small brushes, and a pair of tweezers on a table. She then began painting individual grains of white rice with black ink until the amount of black rice was equal to the amount of white rice. The audience was invited to sit down in front of her to join her in this work. She performed this piece five different times, beginning with a performance of four hours and later performing for as long as 32 hours at Visualeyez Performance Festival in Edmonton, Canada in 2010.