Cuba-born artist Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera is living in a cramped corridor tucked between the walls of a Chicago art gallery for a three-week durational performance entitled In the Absence of a Body. The space, which measures just 2.5 feet by 10 feet, is equipped with a mat, pillow, blanket, and lamp–and a hammer for emergencies.
During the performance, Diaz-Perera is limiting himself to the most basic activities: eating, sleeping, hygiene, and little else. His only connection to the outside world is artist (and his romantic partner) Cara Megan Lewis, who will bring him food and news through a grate in the gallery wall. In the Absence of a Body is on display at West Loop gallery in Chicago until February 26, 2015. The exhibition is presented by the Chicago Artists Coalition.
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