Until It is Empty
6 minutes; Pawnee lands, so-called Marquette, NE
Until It Is Empty took place in a field just uphill of the Platte River in two iterations. For the first, I aggressively dunked my head in two buckets, alternating between one of water and another of wine for six minutes. In the second, I drew up into my mouth a single sip of wine then gently released it into the bucket of water. This version endured nearly two hours, stained my face, and left me drunk. Ultimately both versions ended once both buckets were empty, and the ground ruddied as though with blood.
Performance, performance score: Serena Caffrey
Directory of photography: Hugh Hopkins
Materials: Wine, water, two white enamel buckets, my hair