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

performance 1

A Transfiguration of Longing was first performed to video before being performed live.  This was done over the course of days in a domestic space.

performance 2

A Transfiguration of Longing was performed as part of the Vertigo Performance Art series in Waterloo, Iowa.  Over the duration of 7 hours, the performance was at times, a solitary occurrence; at times, an audience of one or two, and at times, a full house of people.  It was also streamed over Facebook Live in its entirety.


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


a transfiguration of longing (performance 1);  April 2016