† (the burden of a death sentence) pt. II, 2017

The last march home from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. Recorded as audio, a 30-pound wooden bench piece titled In Loving Memory was carried by hand for 1.45 km uphill. In the performative act of manually picking up and lugging the piece home like a casket, the emotional pain of leaving the school manifested as a test of physical strength, endurance, and willpower.

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