hyperloop (or) round holes was an exercise in place. Playing off a notion in archaeology that if you are doing something without a clear and meaningful intention you might as well “dig round holes,” this action was an attempt to make sense of traumatic ruptures in time and space. The holes create a connection between places through symbolic and ritualized digging and deposition, linking body, object, and landscape. The impossibility of nearness and time-travel, the fragmented nature of experience across distance, is fused into an intentional act of understanding what a place is made of and its relationship to my personal history expressed in material things.
The actions, which took place in Oakland and Los Angeles on April and August 2014 were filmed and photographed by Lisa Min and Erin Schneider. Documentation was presented in 2015 at The Garage in a collaborative process of looping. Performances by Jessica Calvanico and Annie Malcolm further looped the documentation of the performance through study of the film, photographs, and my personal notation.