Superficiality Is A Place I Go was a site-specific installation and performance that took place at CalArts in March of 2016. For the duration of the show, I did daily performances of a 2,500 word text piece of the same title, styled as a critical art review. Both the installation and the text revolved around the “zebra rug,” which I argue occupies a strange space between decorative object and art object; it is a painting on canvas, but lives on the floor instead of the wall. The 26 zebra rugs installed in the gallery are hand-painted copies of one original zebra rug, which is also present in the show. The little stage is something I built for myself to stand on while I do readings and performances; I use that stage, and these six chairs, whenever there is a live element to my work. For a video of me performing Superficiality Is A Place I Go, please click here.