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News » Rebecca Davis Projects

Performed at Fondation Beyeler (Basel) and Exit Art (New York)

News is a durational performance that yields a large-scale drawing. Performers wear shoes constructed from newspaper and walk continuously in a circle on a large sheet of white paper. Over time, the newspaper’s black ink transfers a variegated circle onto the white paper, leaving a visual record of the performance.

Both physically and symbolically, the work constructs as it deconstructs. Walking destroys the newspaper shoes but creates the drawing. And as the ink darkens the paper, the headlines it formed fade in our collective memory.