Reading Quietly in Public 2017
Performance as part of Can art inspire me to think critically about...? exhibition at the MK Gallery in Portland State University
During grad school, I didn't have enough time to read. By the time I got to the end, I knew there was a lot of books I needed to catch up, many of them which related to my graduate project "Can art inspire me to think critically about...?" For my final project, I made a book, and I installed the bibliography for my book as a library in the gallery for the run of the show. I also wrote the titles as a bibliography on an outfit I wore during my reading performance. For the last three weeks of grad school, I read those books for eight hours a day on the couch in the gallery; every time someone came into the gallery to read or talk, I stopped to engage with them. All of the furniture in the gallery came from the dorm room I lived in during my three-year residency in the Housing and Residence Education Department (the focus of my grad work).