Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-perera Explores Absence by Living Inside a Wall

By: Michael Hines - Mar 3, 2015
References: alef-diaz & huffingtonpost
Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera is a Cuban artist who will be living in a crawl space at the West Loop gallery in Chicago for a performance called 'In the Absence of a Body.' The artist will live in a space that is only 2.5 feet wide and 10 feet long and he will have to make do without any creature comforts. All Diaz-Perera has allowed himself is a pillow, a blanket, a mat, a lamp and a hammer. His girlfriend and fellow artist Cara Megan Lewis will pass him food and news through a floor vent.

The artist will be silent the entire time he's in the crawl space, and the only noise gallery goers will hear is him eating, breathing and sleeping. Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera is limiting the performance to three weeks, which is likely the maximum length of time it's physically safe to occupy a space so small.