The Golden Moment, 2012


Las Trampas, NM

Gemini Farms relied on mules to assist with much of the farming labor and production. In 2012, enough grain was grown onsite to feed the livestock, closing the gap between production and consumption. On a fall day in a golden field, a team of four mules pulled a baler to harvest their food, wearing a platinum wig and golden suit while driving the team.

The performance merged my creative practice with the everyday tasks of farming in a specific place. The harvest was the ritual; the movements were already choreographed.