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Everyday Problems of the Living

Everyday Problems of the Living

2000-05 (12-part series, video, 26 mins.)

A superstitious fear lead the artist to “practice” dying for a year.

A year-long project about anxieties surrounding living and dying — a meditation on mortality. High, thinking that she might die at 45 in the year 2000, decided to "perform her death" by recording absurd tapes around the topic each month. Her own pet animals humorously thwarted her attempts to “die”, as she projected her own fears and anxieties onto them. (This video was concealed for superstitious reasons for a waiting period of five years. It was finally released in 2005.)


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