My friend Wally Barnette was very ill for a long time. In his artist mind, being ill was translated into a cold, wet drop falling tortuously on his head; an endless, painful and sometimes just plain annoying condition.
Once he had this idea for a performance, he asked me to photograph it. My suggestion was to do both; to film it and to photograph it.Videographer Jim Pruznick was asked to film and one can hear me walking around clicking away with the camera, an old medium format Hasselblad.
He did the performance once. I printed the photographs and edited the video. Composer Rita Z. Asch wrote the score. My friend passed away before the work was finished. Both photographs and film were shown at a memorial art exhibit, alongside Wally's own mesmerizing art.