Song for the Prairie
In this performance, extracted from 100 Days V.III, Caitlin Mary Margarett stands on the prairie preserve in a reproduction Victorian day dress. She holds a Methodist Hymnal from the 1860s.
The artist crosses the prairie to a gentle hill. She stares into the middle distance, gathering power. She opens the hymnal, and begins singing a hymn centered in longing and grief. She collapses to her knees, rises and falls; repeatedly. She is singing to what is left of the prairie.
In the context of a gallery, this work is performed with the artist facing a light, singing and collapsing and rising.
Duration: 20 minutes.