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  • Any More A Portion

    2015, HD video and live performance, 10 min, commissioned by LABA House of Study Heart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx, has been New York City's potters field for generations. No one is permitted to visit the dead except for the Rikers Island inmates who tend their graves. In this performance, the VO in the video is performed live. Each audience member is given an envelope that contains a hand painted piece of paper with the name of a person who is buried on Heart Island. At a certain point in the performance they are asked to speak the person's name, an act of public morning for the city's dead. Watch 2min excerpt of the video component here.