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.