Displacement

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When all plaster was collected in the water pool, I started the final step of my performance.

The plaster was crushed into little pieces and mixed with soil removed from the smaller hole. Collected water was added into the mix. I mixed three parts (water, soil, and plaster) until they blended together and when the mix was ready I shoveled it into the hole.

I worked until all the plaster, soil, and water were used.

The volume of the whole mix exceeded the volume of the hole. This allowed me to shape a rectangular slab elevating over the ground surface.

The list of measurements and the video documentation of the piece were presented in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

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