Milk (2012)

Milk is a performance loosely inspired by the events surrounding the sack of Constantinople during the fourth crusade, when Latin Christians murdered the men, women, and children that had taken refuge inside the walls of Hagia Sophia, which was then a Greek Orthodox basilica. Many of the sacred relics inside the church were scattered throughout the west. I mimic the seemingly contradictory actions of worship and desecration by circumambulating – in itself a movement tied with various forms of devotional activity – a black plinth where stones have been neatly arranged. While I run in a circle, I drink a gallon of milk, increasing my speed and ultimately throwing up on the objects that I ostensibly have elevated to a position of adulation.

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