Performance: Bordernity: Part I of ... with Travis Leroy Southworth

  • EFA Project Space 2nd Floor 323 W 39th St New York, NY, 10018 United States

A riveting performance about boredom and space-shifting; Southworth will reveal the "slow dance" of labor in connection to his practice, which involves the wadding and mashing of imagery from periodicals into three-dimensional sculptures. For his installation in Distant Images, Local Positions, titled The Deep Empty, pages from National Geographic Magazine were reshaped into new stalactite-like growths that slowly reach down from a ceiling, eventually falling on the ground.

Part instructional workshop, part performance; Southworth will discuss his interest in boredom and what he does while being bored. In past works, such as Boredom: A Literal History, he has torn pages from books and magazines, creating a series of sculptures by spitting the bits of paper through a straw onto a surface.

This event is for the young and old, the interesting and boring. Attendees can expect the following:

- Observe how a real pro shoots bits of paper through a straw.

- Learn the basics of spit wadding, from the benefits of certain paper types to choosing the appropriate straw.

- Gain a limited knowledge, most likely, based on biased ideas about the topic of boredom.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with current exhibition Distant Images, Local Positions. For more information, please email projectspace@efanyc.org or click here.