The World’s Longest Paper Clip Chain
Relational performance and sculpture installation
The World’s Longest Paper Clip Chain was the product of a massive effort- open to the public as a performance. 60 people linked more than a tonne and a half of paper clips for 24 continuous hours. After the public performance of constructing the chain, the massive glittering field of paper clips was on display for the duration of the exhibition as a sculpture.
This attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records in the gallery setting was an effort to invoke the history of performance art involving rigorous, repeated actions, and a test of personal limitations. The large modernist style sculpture addressed the subject of greatness – how it is described, attempted and achieved – in art, in popular culture, and in everyday life.
The work was enacted at Skol gallery in Montreal in 2001.
- SKOL - Centre des Arts Actuel, 2001, Montreal