Until It is Empty

So-called Marquette, NE

Wine, water, two white enamel buckets, my hair

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.

Performances (6 minutes; 2 hours) and performance score: Serena Caffrey
35 mm film photos: Hugh Hopkins