Floor Cleaning

Centre de Diffusion, Université du Québec à Montréal
November 22 – 25, 2000
Materials and equipment: mop, bucket, broom, scrapers, automated floor scrubber, 4 gallons primer, 4 gallons gray 603 Sico Expert epoxy paint
Display elements: glass receptacle with a collection of loose and dry debris, gray painted concrete floor, SVHS 20 minute video

Maintenance reveals the truths to something lived in the moment and is expressive of an individual’s connection to the whole. The floors are visible but often unseen elements of a room. This performance and installation focused intentional effort and time to clean, strip, seal, and paint the concrete floor of a gallery.