Here/Not There: Jeremiah Barber
Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 7–8 pm
On Tuesday, July 17, at 7 pm, Jeremiah Barber performs Old Growth by sawing a log in the gallery and then rolling it out of the gallery, down the MCA stairs, and into the MCA Sculpture Garden where he will attempt to sit on the log. Afterwards, he will transport the log back into the gallery, where he will saw the log again, repeating the entire process until the log is completely dismantled. While sitting atop the log in the MCA Sculpture Garden, the artist can be viewed from within the gallery via a video feed. Meant as an open-ended aesthetic experience for the visitor, Barber’s laborious yet meditative performance brings together the natural within an urban environment and the spiritual within a physical undertaking. The performance is repeated on Thursday, July 19, and Saturday, July 21.