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Quartering Performance, May 12, 2019

Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

Text by Ross Simonini

Read by Justine Frischmann

Painted by various performers using all four limbs

Quartering Performance

Use your entire body All limbs Arms, legs, fingers, toes Spaces, pits, and crevices Your spleen Your momentum Your center of gravity Your vestibular system Your favorite body part The primary location of your identity The spot of your first major injury The place where illness most often begins The organs you refuse to consider The nook where you feel distrust The hair you wish you had The sound of your nervous system The physical weight of your thoughts The flesh which has been surgically excised from you The invisible cord that links you to the other bodies The shape of the curses inside of you The vertebrae along your throat The negative space around you The light that makes you visible The net clinging to you The cells you’ve shed Use all of it

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