STOP CARRYING OUT YOUR INTENTIONS AND WATCH FOR MY SIGNALS | GUILD HALL: OFFSITE | SWEPT AWAY: LOVE LETTER TO A SURROGATE(S) | 2022
STOP CARRYING OUT YOUR INTENTIONS AND WATCH FOR MY SIGNALS, 2022
wool, jute netting, bamboo armature, found stones, sharpie
48 x 120 x 24 inches (installation dimensions variable)
SWEPT AWAY: LOVE LETTER TO A SURROGATE(S)
“Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate(s) is a community-oriented artistic project that aims to create a transcontinental heartbeat across America,” said Warren Neidich. Sixty-five artists from Los Angeles wrote sets of instructions, in the form of love letters, to an equal number of artists from the East End of Long Island who then performed them in an open and improvisational way at the waters’ edge in front of the pavilion at Main Beach in East Hampton. In the spring the reverse will occur; with East End artists writing love letters to LA artists to be executed at Will Rogers State Beach, Santa Monica in conjunction with the 18th Street Arts Center.
Conceptualized by Warren Neidich and hosted by Guild Hall: Offisite, Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate(s) paired 65 artists living in on the East End and 65 west coast artists for a performance-based series. Toni Ross participated on September 17, 2022 at East Hampton Main Beach by performing in response to a letter from Sharon Barnes in front of her new piece, Stop Carrying Out Your Intentions And Watch For My Signals, created for the event.
Toni’s performance in response to Sharon Barnes’s “Love Letter” included audience participation. Viewers were invited to write or draw on a rock or shell and contribute it to the piece.