End Tasks (at Home LA, Venice, 2023)

With dance and visual artist Flora Wiegmann, performed March 4-5 at a private home on the Venice Canals for HomeLA.

We present an itinerant work that offers grief as a form of deep environmental activism. Through the performance of small rituals, quotidian and surreal, we present actions and emotional survival drills aimed at honoring what we have, what we will miss and what is to come. Deep activism through grief is offered as a cathartic exercise to reconnect our kinship with the world.

This activity was supported by homeLA and in part by a grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

End Tasks first emerged from collaboration on Ritual for Mass Suicide.

Photo by Andrew Mandinach. Courtesy of homeLA, 2023.