60 minute performance with shredded white cotton dress, wire coat hanger, and barbed-wire electric fence.
On the island of Herdla, site of a World War II Nazi military base, Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly begin walking at opposite ends of the island’s perimeter fence. A metal coat-hanger bandaged to Richard Hancock’s hand is looped around the electrified barbed-wire, making each step along the uneven pathway a tentative navigation between currents. As Traci Kelly proceeds along her trajectory, cutting strips from her clothing, she wraps the exposed barbed-wire in the white cotton shreds.
Between Sea & Sky III, Herdla, NO (2011)
Photo credit: Nisa Ojalvo