This piece is the second in an ongoing series of performances that explore complexities of living in relationship to the mentally ill, and the crushing effect that a disease like schizophrenia can have on not just the afflicted party but their family and those around them.

ELI KABIR GOLD (US) lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. He has an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Kansas and a BS in Studio Arts from Skidmore College. He has been an artist in residence at the Ox-Bow School Arts and at the Salina Art Center’s Warehouse Residence. Gold has shown in Brooklyn, Detroit and Kansas City and recently performed at the Bronx Museum of Art in New York, as a part of the Itinerant International Performance Art Festival. Gold works primarily in installation and performance exploring a variety of topics including: time, labor, human vulnerability and schizophrenia.

photos by Melanie Manos, Holly Murkerson, Aaron Paden