Slaves to the Dehumanizing Forces of Our Oppression
At Least You Can Breathe
the tallest hooker on earth
Kirkdify performed this piece in the East Village at PS 122, a performance art space co-founded by Tim Miller who is also responsible for organizing the workshop of which this performance was a part. Knead was first performed, in December 2010, by a group of 16 artists.
makething183v2 is compiled from my YouTube channel: kirkdify. Recorded during a very significant time in my emerging adulthood, it represents my first three months of work as a YouTube video performance artist. I make these videos out of a necessity to create, perform, and explore new possibilities. My goal is to acquire cultural capital, that I may continue making art. My project is to document my life as an artist, the reality and the truth. My videos are made on Mac computers. I create the music using garageband; almost every scene is captured via webcam. The epiphany that so many people possessed such a powerful tool inspired a simple manifesto: make things. This lead to the preservation of a time and place which I believe is important. I consider myself a performance artist. Though important traditions are lost in this medium, I attempt to preserve the spirit of performance: the live moment, the significance of an audience, and the irreplicable emergence of new experiences, forms, narratives and ways of being.
This video was made for the Guggenheim / YouTube Play Contest. It is intended to be displayed in exhibit, preferably in a gallery projected on a large white wall. It was intended to be exactly 10 minutes: the limit of time allowed. In addition to what it means to you and as such, it is meant to express a point of view about language, experience, art, specifically video performance art, the philosophy of performance and ethics - the face to face