the burden of this

As part of "being," we contend with the burdens that weigh on us.  These struggles are manifested within ourselves, often challenging the simplest of tasks.  The invisible yet cognitive weight makes itself known in these tasks, whether through minor ailment or serious illness, often shaking our core, momentarily or ongoing.  We are left struggling between embracing our vulnerability or abandoning it in fear that one might not have the strength to carry the weight.

an act of dragging the artist's weight in manure while walking; duration: 26 minutes; performed at the Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival; 2017