Neighbor Sydney from Moultrie Street wishes to reassure all Citizens of Bernalwood that you should not be concerned on Saturday morning if you happen to see a woman dunking her head in a bucket of water on Bernal Hill. It’s all just part of the program:
A friend and colleague of mine from Stanford (we’re both graduate students getting our PhDs – me in Art History, she in Performance studies) is going to be performing an hour-long score in Bernal Heights park this weekend. Here’s the scoop:
Don’t be alarmed on Saturday morning if you see a woman with her head in a bucket of water on the paved road in Bernal Heights Park at around 10 am. Raegan Truax, a NY-based performance artist who relocated to the Bay Area to get her PhD at Stanford, will be performing Weight, an hour-long piece that explores the effects of gravity on and around the body.
Weight is one of 6 scores in a larger durational piece called If This Gets Messy. From Tuesday Apr 23-Sunday Apr 28, Raegan is performing 1 hour-long score per day, culminating in a 28-hour long performance that cycles through these six scores in Piggott Theater on Stanford’s campus, starting at 3pm on Monday Apr 29.
All parts of If This Gets Messy are free and open to the public.