Grounded in Un/Grounded-ness, 2015
Great American Performance Art Festival, Rosekill Farm, Rosendale, NY
There was an unexpected failure from the inability to be "grounded". The success or failure of lifting the weight overhead was dependent on another person. It reminded Spiro of the refugees she had witnessed leaving Albania in a little boat at night and waiting in the middle of the ocean until another boat got to them. The piece became about struggle, survival and interdependence. Sometimes, the only way to overcome and conquer the Sisyphean struggle is with someone else.
Albert Camus suggests fulfillment comes from failure. If that is so, then does the Sisyphean struggle need to be overcome?