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“Waking Up Piece: Stepping Off Place”

By Jake Siskin

2020. Photo, text, theft

Recreating and appropriating the work and aesthetics of Vito Acconci, Waking Up Piece is part of an interactive virtual exhibition I made in summer 2020 revolving around Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus” and quarantine. The act of continuing to wake up every day is approached in the style of one of Acconci’s performances utilizing repetition, exploring meaning and meaninglessness. And the act of re-creation itself explored the difference necessary within repetition.