Shoot (2016/2018)

Performance or 2 channel digital video projected onto 40”x60” canvases, 11:20min



In 2012, I wrote a performance proposal to non-fatally and consensually shoot James Franco—an act for which there is an extensive art historical lineage.  Years later, Franco visited the Whitney Museum, where I have a teaching fellowship, for a private tour.  This 2 channel video juxtaposes text from the original proposal with now-canonical performance works that involve shooting, exploring the relationship between language, violence, and dramatic action.

This work has also been performed live at Matthew Gallery (New York, 2016), Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (Dublin, 2016), and Marathon Screenings (Los Angeles, 2018). It has been screened at Artspace (New Haven, 2018) and Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, 2019).