American Reformation

2018 – 2019

Planning for the performance started on the 29th of October in 2018. The process involved several one-on-one sessions with selected people from different states with different vocations and different political views. The sessions involved just me and the other person talking for one to two hours in an isolated space about the pros and cons of every American state and which of them were or weren’t important. Notes were continuously written during dialogue, and once the sessions were over, I immediately marked and edited maps to match the state value conclusions we reached in the conversation.

The piece was performed for four months, and yielded several hypothetical reformations of a better and more efficient USA.

The doumentation can be presented in a variety of settings.

November 2nd, 2018 - February 14th, 2019

Notes and maps documenting different versions of the U.S.

(Installation on Corkboard at Keller Gallery)