[An installation shot of several bouquets sitting in glass jars on a wooden table. Behind them, a blank white wall flanked by inset bookshelves lined with books and other personal ephemera.]
[A close-up of varied bouquets — daisies, marigolds, roses, a sunflower, a lily — in shades of yellow, purple, pink, white.]
Support System (for Park, Tina, and Bob), 2016
24 gifted bouquets, documentation of performance and
collectively-produced sculpture, dimensions variable
Thinking through structures of care, Support System (for Park, Tina, and Bob) is a durational piece addressing the performance of convalescence, disabled sociality, collaborative art practice, and the transactional nature of emotional labor. Support System (for Park, Tina, and Bob) is performed over the course of a day, from 9 am to 9 pm. Visitors are invited to sign up for a 30 minutes slot for a one-on-one performance with the artist who spends the day in bed. The cost of admission is one bouquet of flowers.