Lauren E. Cunningham
ARTWORKS
ABOUT
STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
EXHIBITION HISTORY
PRESS
TEACHING
CONTACT
2017
Scorched Earth

2014
Hope

2012
Tomorrow
LIE
Relief

2011
Under Construction

2010
Rope
Circumstance
Knife
Deep Seat
Focus
Window
Conveyor
Chaos
Purge

2009
Graveside Performance
Echoes
Philosopher's Room
Push
Curiosity
Portrait of the Artist

2008
Locus
Burst
Untitled (Bird)
Coil
Shell
Hearth

2007
In-Between
Cairn
Untitled (Broken)
The Source
Dipoint Cascade

2006
Hole Punch Collage II
Hole Punch Collage I
Bronze Combs
Comb Curtain

All images © Lauren Cunningham 2018
Artworks
Graveside Performance
2009
Site-specific performance with musical composition by Mario Silva
Coile Cemetery, Hull, Georgia

This performance was reminiscent of a funeral but with a focus on the living. A gravesite was lined with six black pedestals, three on each side. Each pedestal was topped with a bucket full of water. Also on-site were two violinists dressed in black. During the performance, they played the common dirge, Ave Maria, simultaneously forwards and backwards. Meanwhile, the artist created two holes in each bucket so that they appeared to weep upon the grave. Thus, as the music was simultaneously played and rewound, inanimate buckets came alive by crying, and a ceremony about death became a celebration of life.
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