Holding Now (44 days)

A durational performance in which time and breath as grief and release are explored.

Holding breath

as expectation

as holding onto

as last breath

as remembrance

as ritual

as release

as letting go

as goodbye


In the last few months of my father’s life I often used the expression

“It is like holding my breath and breathing at the same time”

The performance took place 44 days after my father passed away.

44 glasses of water, each stirred with a teaspoon of salt 44 times.

44 breath filled bags, each sewn to my apron 44 times.


Date: Saturday 5 March 2016

Venue: Scratch Art Space Marrickville Sydney Australia

Duration: six hours