48 Hours, 24 Minutes and 15 Seconds

As a (very late) follow up to my previous ‘news’ post, the project that had the development title ‘To Be Determined’ is now made and in the process of being fired and glazed.

As a durational performance work, I made a clay object every 40 seconds, without a break for 48 Hours, 24 Minutes and 15 Seconds. This is now the official title of the work. The purpose of this was to match the current world suicide rate for as long as I was capable.

Having made the work two months ago, I’m still sorting through the emotional weight of the whole thing. There is more to do before the pieces will be exhibited for the first time and I will try to post here more consistently. Instagram remains my primary platform for sharing what I’m up to: @danelborne.

To learn more about the work, please follow this link: http://www.danelborne.com/tbd/

For right now, here’s a time-lapse showing the entire performative element of the project.

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.