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An act like this is prepared within the silence of the heart

4th of July at Rosekill farm, Roseland, NY as part of the Great American Performance Art Festival organized by Grace Exhibition Space

My performance merged and fused with another piece that night by Kledia Spiro (with Ivy Castellanos); this video documentation, edited by David Ian Griess, is a combination of both our endeavors.

After being hoisted up onto a roof by a tractor, walking the roof, jumping off, pulling a boat by the neck through the meadows, and waiting with it near the water's edge, Kledia and I swim-pull the boat with Ivy in it--they both climb onto the floating platform in the middle of the lake to complete the second lifting, while I continuously swim around them shining a light at them from the water's surface.

Title from Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus