Like a Rock (a conceptual drag race with Euan Macdonald)
(video still)
2010

Like a Rock (a conceptual drag race with Euan Macdonald)

16'54"
2010

This project was a response to artist Euan MacDonald’s Brakestand(1998), a 16 minute and 53 second burnout in an old foreign car. I chose to replicate this piece in an old domestic SUV in 2010, at a time when the American car companies were hitting rock bottom. This video is also concerned with the limits of the suspension of our disbelief, as it is unclear whether the video is looping or occurring unaltered.

Shown at the Black Sheep Gallery, Providence, RI in 2010.
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