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Udita Upadhyaya_Lindsey Barlag Thornton performance_0075c_by Nathan Smith

This photo shows the gallery’s large front window (with a motif of intersecting triangular shapes made of black vinyl) from the inside, and the blue sky beyond. Outside, the performer is visible through the bottom-left corner of the window. She holds something in her left arm as she moves toward the window, seemingly screaming. Inside, around the edges of the photograph, black vinyl letters are installed directly onto the white gallery walls, in the form of words and phrases in English and Hindi. Text appears in different sizes and spatial orientations (e.g., right-side up, upside-down, diagonal, vertical, and organic shapes), with some words/phrases expanded in space, condensed, or intersecting with other text. Gestural drawings—also made of black vinyl—are shown on the top left-hand side of the image. Low and very shadowy in the foreground are two audience members, sitting on the gallery floor with heads twisted toward the performer outside.

Image: Lindsey Barlag Thornton performs in response to the score “Dear Lindsey: Rejoice (in slippery song).” Photo by Nathan Smith.