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Watch Lexie Mountain’s Wonderfully Weird Documentation

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 18, 2016
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Today, artist Lexie Mountain published this video to YouTube and announced it with the Facebook message “Finally finished editing the documentation to my 2014 performance ‘Fred Worden Cuts a Couch in Half with a Chainsaw.’ I find it so strange and difficult to watch, which is why it took me two years to even review the footage.” It was brought to my attention because [full disclosure] I have very brief cameo in the background of one scene. Lexie and I went to grad school together at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the footage is from our MFA thesis exhibition opening.
I love this video on many levels—Lexie and I spent a lot of time in grad school talking about the phenomenology of documentation—but mostly it’s just so damn odd.

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