For this event I have coordinated a simultaneous action, the accumulation
of sand from East and West coast beaches, with my twin brother across
the country. He has completed the designated event as Scott C. Durkin
in California, while I completed the action as myself, Scott C. Durkin
in New Jersey. Thus I existed in two locations at once. The California
version of myself then transported the excavated material (sand) to myself
in N.J. Where the excavated material from both events was combined during
a live netcast, supported by Franklin Furnace, and then distributed, via
US Mail, to others across the country who share the name Scott C Durkin.
This piece illustrates the shared identity we all have with complete strangers.
Scott C Durkin was born in a N.J. suburb just outside New York City. He
holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts. Though he has a
strong background in drawing and painting, Scott has spent the past four
years investigating performance. Presenting pieces at the Hunterdon Museum
of Art in Clinton, N.J., the Rondout Bienniel in Kingston, N.Y., the 1999
DUMBO Festival for the Arts in Brooklyn, and at AIM an exhibition presented
at the Lime Light in New York City, his work can also be happened upon
on the streets of N.Y. and N.J. during one of his many unannounced public
events. Scott's art examines identity, art making, family, failed communication
and is currently addressing issues surrounding education.