Garlic Harvest, 2015


Chimayo, NM

The harvest is a  ritual; the movements are choreographed by necessity. For Garlic Harvest, the crew is asked to wear white clothes which, over the course of the day, become soiled, evidence of the time and labor of the harvest.

A pole barn contained the acre's yield of garlic. Each bay of the barn is filled floor to ceiling with garlic chains, each chain tied by hand with one piece of rope. The hand work, become a series of repetitive movements and the basis for a field-based performance.