A durational performance piece, part installation and performance. An audience
is invited to view the subject over a period of time while
moving through the space.
The artist paints his body in fantastic colors as he lies upon the floor. Upon closer
inspection, the viewer discovers the artist is using paint that
is flowing forth like blood from a slit in his wrists.
The piece is a visual
comment on the dual and cyclical nature of self-creation
It was first presented at the University of Iowa in 1998.
The piece is also known as: "The Artist Kills Self to Create Self"