May 1 & 2, until it fades
The Dig Cunt
Five Ballerinas in Manhattan
May 27–June 2
NYC Walk with Creative Time
Plumbing pipe ...1...2...3:Props Unplugged
This is Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 1, 11am – 7pm, Cooper Union
Wednesday, MAY 2, 11am- 7pm, NYU
Everything will be taken away is labeled #10 as it is the tenth rendition of the ongoing series the artist began in 2003. The simple prose has been displayed in a variety of media including sandwich boards and on personal photographs that have been photocopied, printed and erased. Contingent upon the context and relationship to the audience, the sentence reveals new aspects of its potential meanings with each adaptation. The endurance and repetition of the phrase is crucial to the series and the relationship to Piper’s writings and philosophical work. A student and teacher of philosophy and meta-ethics, Piper often employs Hindu philosophical imagery and concepts, such as the henna used in this project.
In 1970 she embarked on her seminal Catalysis series in which through a series of spontaneous and unannounced performances she transformed herself into an odd or repulsive person and went out in public to experience the frequently disdainful responses of others. Such confrontational tactics were again employed in the series The Mythic Being, in which Piper took on the persona of a young, black male described best in the title of one of the series, I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear (1975).