a transfiguration of longing

A Transfiguration of Longing is a durational piece that raps a 10oz stone (the weight of a human heart) against a wall for 7 hours. Mirroring the mass of a human heart, the stone slowly erodes away the surface of the wall. With each rap signaling the passage of time, the rhythmic beating transitions from a simple sound of yearning into the destructive element of longing.

Recorded at the Waterloo Center for the Arts on October 14, 2016; Featured as part of the Vertigo Performing Art series.
Documentation by Corbett Fogue, www.corbettfogue.com

a transfiguration of longing (performance 2); Vertigo Performance Art Festival, Waterloo Arts Center; Waterloo, Iowa; October 2016