K7 / 2001

Performance / three canal projection / 25′ 12”


The audience in the hall was viewing a triple video projection. Two projections showed the video recordings of the artist rambling through the woods and raving among detritus and waste in his cellar, which were filmed previously. The third projection was the real-time broadcast of the artist’s performance in the next room in which he lay down, headfirst and motionless in a heap of pills and feathers.

The recording of Allen Ginsberg reading his poem Howl could be heard in the background, with at its ending, “The Footnote to Howl” with the resonant closing phrases: “Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours! bodies! suffering! magnanimity! / Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!”