Video Art: Endurance

Starring and produced by John Beck

This performance was for my Video 1 class at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The class was shown a bunch of clips of early video artists doing different types of art. I choose endurance art with an influence by Matthew Barney. The performance was a lot harder to do than it looks on video. There were no grips for my fingers and no grips for my feet (besides the window sill). Unlike Matthew Barney, I didn't use harnesses, ropes or grips. This was the final take after a long practice session and numerous falls.