Every 17 minutes, someone commits suicide in the United States." 17 Minutes is a video blog/performance project. Each day I spend 17 minutes standing next to a tree, collapsing at end of the duration. Using time as a signifer this ritual offers a place of reflection to the viewer and the artist, and deals with the specific circumstance of my own brother's suicide. As a reenactment it aims to be reminder of the life I am engaged in.
The project uses with the diaristic nature of blogs to move personal moments into the public/political sphere.
View the project at http://www.17minutes.org