The performance itself, I felt, went quite well. The space was as good as I could ask for. I felt that both Elliot and i's wardrobe was perfect. I was wearing the grey sweats of a worker and Elliot wore the black authoritarian sweats. It was obvious what my point was I felt. I hope everyone got it. Sometimes you are forced to go as hard as you can and past it. You will fail but you can at least smile when you are bloody and toothless. I also felt that the sounds were great. The treadmill getting louder and louder as well as the quickening of my footsteps must have really built the tension and my fall was a nicely climactic ending.
As far as inspiration goes it was a lot for
My wrestling past as I actually came up with this performance one of the first days of class and developed the subtleties as I learned from my work. I was inspired by the struggle of my athletic past as well as in life. Also Chris Burden was someone I looked at although I am not nearly as masochistic and crazy as he was.
Overall though, I really am proud of this work. I think it was the strongest of the block. I wish I could have done it for live art night.