State of Emergency

March 27, 2020

STATEMENT

I, Cassie Scheirer, plan to do a 7-day performance piece.

In this time of quarantine, my bedroom is my shelter. At the end of each day, its state reflects the happenings, tasks, and emotions that I will have endured within the 24 hours prior. Although these images exhibit mundane changes, it is the mundane that give color and noise to an otherwise colorless and silent existence at this time. The mundane is amplified under scrutiny.

Thus, I shall document the state of my room every night before bed.

I shall balance on my desk chair and from the top right corner of the ceiling use a camera to photograph my bed and its surroundings.

As I do not have materials to fix the camera to my ceiling, I shall try my best to position it in the same exact angle for each photograph.

This performance shall begin on Thursday, March 26, 2020 and continue until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Cassie Scheirer

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