Fiona Mcgregor

Fiona Mcgregor, Water # 1 – Descent, 2008.

‘For six hours, the salt-covered body lay below a latex bladder of locally collected rainwater, which dripped onto the forehead. The salt was Murray River salt from Mildura; the bladder also contained water collected in sites from Lake Eyre, through the Murray River and outback Australia, to eastern NSW.

Dealing with cycles and consumption, the performance was due to run for 24 hours, but finished earlier than expected. The artist’s 54 kilo body weight was echoed by 54 litres of water in the bladder.’

Fiona Mcgregor, Tidal Walk, 2009.

‘Bondi Beach 11 hour 36 minute endurance performance 14th June, 2009

A walk up and down Bondi Beach for the duration of a tide cycle. 6.42-18.18. Low tide, high tide, low tide. 10-13 degrees celcius. No rests taken, no food eaten, water drunk.

Every third lap self-filmed.’