Five-hour performances of mark-making in dust on the James Gallery ground-floor
windows along Fifth Avenue will take place nine times over the course of the exhibition. Scaffolding is erected temporarily and at intervals along the avenue windows, while paid members of the public first apply dust to the window glass, and then, using their fingers, mark the words of twentieth-century political slogans that were collected and compiled by Bajević. Over the hours, they perform their contemplative work—a sisyphean task of applying dust, marking, erasing, and writing again. At
times unreadable and jumbled, the recycled phrases remain on display after the performers have left.
Performances will run February 5 through February 9, 1:00–6:00pm each day.
This event is part of the exhibition “Maja Bajević: To Be Continued,” on view through February 23, 2013.