Digitial video, 32'
Soap Factory, Mpls, MN
performers: Jennifer Arave, Sinem SInan Goknur, Jennifer Johanneson, Kimberly Lesik, Germaine Lindsey, Scotty Reynolds,
Hero is a performance installation exploring the production of Heroes and the subsequential aftermath of called the so called “CNN Effect”. In 1986 baby Jessica was trapped in a well for 56 hours. Because of the over abundance of media, the unceasing coverage and the scramble to create a Hero via book deals and media spots, the community of Midland Texas was torn in the midst of the upheaval. I use devices of duration and repetition and the “real-life” time measurement of toast making and eating to alter how to represent levels of perceived time. I also invoke the use of ladders as “performing” objects .