It was during this four month Residency that I started this project, and worked with materials I salvaged locally from dumpsters etc. to create a number of provisions for buoyancy – such as a life jacket, life ring, bodyboards, a paddle board, raft etc, which I then used as props in a number of performance actions that involved my walking for extended periods through parts of Washington, D.C. that would be flooded with a sea level rise of six feet.
Over the course of the four month residency, I documented my process online – HERE, performed two solo performance actions: Performance Action with Life Ring at Jefferson Memorial and Performance Action with Body Board at East Potomac Park and facilitated one Group Performance Action with Life Vests at The Tidal Basin. Each performance action was documented with photo and video.
Here are some images from the exhibition at VisArts: