Title: Creation or Death, We will win
Date: 1991
Medium: Performance
Location: Castillo de la Fuerza, IV Bienal de la Habana
Havana, Cuba

Belmore, bound at ankle and wrist, stands in an enclosed courtyard that is lined on two sides by a staircase. Suddenly, she raises her hands above her head and yells in inarticulate frustration at the sky. Falling to her knees, she crawls to a pile of sand and begins to draw it out in a line toward the foot of the staircase. She continues on hands and knees up the stairs, drawing out the line of sand from piles on each landing, working with the intense concentration of one possessed by the need to complete the act of creation. Her struggles are punctuated by the grunts and heavy breathing of sheer physical effort. At the top, the act complete, Belmore gets to her feet and once again cries out, but now her cries are of triumph.

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