a love to last 13 hours
A LOVE TO LAST 13 HOURS physicalizes the tensions of romance and relationships by performing the act of maintaining a heavy, precariously balanced structure from collapsing for 13 hours - in 2016, Elsewhere had also been operating in its current state for 13 years. Scenographic elements include shards of found glass and mirror from Elsewhere, display cabinets that are suspended in a perpetual state of near collapse, and a 13 hour 9 minute playlist of break-up stories gathered while in the Miami Goes Elsewhere residency in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This durational work challenges the endurance of the performer by placing the body in a constant state of remaking and negotiating, as fatigue sets in over the span of 8:30 AM to 9:39 PM.
A LOVE TO LAST 13 HOURS explores several themes. Those that surfaced in the gathering of the break-up stories include intimacy, power, responsibility, fatigue, will, surrender, and heartbreak – the performance itself is treated as a purge of these themes.