Looking at Art

Looking at Art; Looking at Africa; Looking at Art (2009)

This performance was done while reading Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. For the length of one hour, the performer crawls from one lying position on mangled concrete, to a standing position at a pile of soil. Passing, sticks and stone effigies on the way. Having studied ancient rock art, the performance was also to recall shamanistic action as well as unite the audience in the contemplation of difference from the repetitious nature of such actions. Kenyans, go back and forth from urban to rural, rural to urban, establishing a contemporaneous status quo (in motion) on the African continent.