The More That Is Taken Away is a meditation on genocide and what it means to inherit such histories. A seven-year solo attempt to come to terms with historical evil, it takes place at a mass-grave-like excavation behind my house in rural upstate New York. It is a performance in three Acts: an extended meditation, a memorial, and a personal reflection. Begun in late 2011, the work is planned to conclude in 2018. The traces of the work are a complete video record and large-format black-and-white photographs. These materials are exhibited in a variety of ways, from a mid-length movie to a large installation with the photographs, projections, and multi-channel video. The photographs can also stand alone.
These are work-in-progress edits of very short clips from the full-length documantation of the work. They do not cover the whole project, which is not quite completed.
Earthwork Photographs (Act 1)
Performance Photographs (Act 2)
Google Earth view. Act I, Year Three, May