Gallery Xue / Palestine
1 & 2 March 2012
An extremely simple, yet deeply resonant way of marking Xue’s 20th birthday. In the last hour of the day, the last hour of Xue’s teenage life, we stand on a ledge and try to do what so many before us, from the artist Allan Kaprow, to the Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, have encouraged us to do: we try to pay attention. As the initial stress of the cool of the night air and the height of the ledge subside, as our minds calm and our breathing slows, we become increasingly aware of the many ways we are alive. We note our breath; we celebrate a life.