4:00PM EST JULY 16 – 4:00PM EST JULY 17, 2020

For an uninterrupted 24 hours, Miles Greenberg walked consistently atop a flat conveyor belt in an enclosed, empty theater space inside Montreal’s Centre Phi. The performance will be diffused on screens around the Centre and presented live online by MAI (Marina Abramovic Institute). The title OYSTERKNIFE derives from Zora Neale-Hurston’s seminal 1928 essay How It Feels To Be Colored Me, in which she famously states that she does not “weep at the world […] I’m too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

Read Greenberg’s interview on New York Time’s T Magazine here.

Original soundtrack sample by Kelsey Lu
Produced by Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) in partnership with Centre Phi.
Special thanks to: Marina Abramovic, Marie-Claude Després, Paula Garcia, Phoebe Greenberg, Serge Le Borgne, Kelsey Lu, Marc-André Nadeau, Julie Tremblay, Billy Zhao
Photos of Installation: Genevieve Hanson. Courtesy of the artist and Jeffrey Deitch, New York.
© Miles Greenberg