Grape Seed Grid Statement
DUMB DURATIONAL PIECE: Grape Seed Grid is a performative work for the camera enacted while I lived Gimpo, South Korea in 2015. First, I lay out a bunch of grapes, which have been grown and purchased in Gimpo. Then, one by one, I eat each grape and carefully place the seeds on paper.
The idea is to consume/eat the grapes and “write” with the leftover seeds on manuscript graph paper. Just like manuscript paper, in which there is one character or syllable per square, each seed gets its own square regardless of how many seeds are found in one grape. Out of a humble bunch of grapes a paragraph is formed. Once removed, the seeds leave behind stains on paper originally meant for linguistic markings.
The entire work is comprised of a digital video recording of the performance, four photographs, video stills and a resulting work of organic stains on paper—the leftovers of the performance. Grape Seed Grid is a continuation of my previous grid series, writings and durational performances for the camera.