I Just Wanted to Tell You


2020
video
duration: 4’09”

30 PERFORMANCES FOR A GRAY BACKDROP



1. I BRUSH MY TEETH WHILE LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF A LAWN MOWER.

duration: 2'47"



2. NO ONE CRIES WHEN I ENTER THE ROOM.

duration: 0'36"



3. I STAY SILENT FOR 10 MINUTES. I THEN SAY THE WORD "OH."

duration: 10'08"



4. IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. I AM NOT WEARING A JACKET.

duration: 0'29"



5. I MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME.

duration: 1'44"



6. I PLACE A TEA BAG IN MY MOUTH.

duration: 0'35"



7. I CRY. A FAN BLOWS AT MY FACE.

duration: 1'09"



8. NO ONE ASKS ME TO DANCE WHEN I ENTER THE ROOM.

duration: 0'50"



9. I ATTEMPT TO STAND WITHOUT BENDING MY KNEES OR ELBOWS.

duration: 2'39"



10. I LAY DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

duration: 0'57"


11. I LAY DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIDEWALK.

duration: 1'10"



12. I LAY DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALL.

duration: 1'10"



13. I LAY DOWN ON MY BED.

duration: 1'19"



14. NO ONE IS IN THE ROOM WHEN I ENTER.

duration: 0'46"



15. I COOK AN EGG WHILE SINGING IN GERMAN ABOUT IT.

duration: 4'15"


16. I THINK OF A PITCH. I HUM IT.

duration: 0'46"


17. I AM CONTINUOUSLY SLAPPED IN THE FACE.

duration: 1'01"


18. GOD IS PRESENT.

duration: 0'40"


19. I HAVE A FOX FUR. I LOVE AMERICA AND AMERICA LOVES ME.

duration: 1'50"


20. I DRINK THREE GLASSES OF WATER AS QUICKLY AS I CAN.

duration: 1'37"


21. I CALL MY MOTHER TO ASK HER ABOUT THE FIRST WORD SHE THOUGHT OF THIS MORNING. SHE DOES NOT PICK UP.

duration: 1'00"


22. I STAND BEHIND A DOOR.

duration: 1'55"


23. I RUN AWAY.

duration: 0'54"


24. I AM STILL RUNNING.

duration: 0'52"


25. I HOLD MY BREATH FOR AS LONG AS I CAN.

duration: 0'46"


26. I REMEMBER A NAME. I WRITE IT DOWN AND PLACE IT IN MY MOUTH.

duration: 0'48"


27. I DO NOT ENTER THE ROOM.

duration: 2'31"


28. I SIGH.

duration: 0'21"


29. I THINK OF SOMETHING I OFTEN THINK ABOUT. I AM NOT FACING YOU.

duration: 1'04"


30. THERE IS ALWAYS DISTANCE BETWEEN US.

duration: 0'27"

2018
30 performances
total duration: 47'06"


Untitled Performance (Tweet)


2017
painting of a Tweet on 8' x 6' canvas, photo documentation of performance


The painting was carried around the city of Pittsburgh on October 10, 2017. Photos of the performance were taken by Lena Banchero and Emma Franklin.
CONTACT: emmett.donlon@gmail.com