Jordan Wayne Long Handled Piece #1 / 8:19 minutes
Artist name: Jordan Wayne Long Long
This performance took place at The Industry Lab for the show “Not This Side” on May 18th, 2012.
Bio: Jordan Wayne Long is a performance/installation artist. His work deals with Trauma and the mechanisms used to deal with it. Jordan’s work has been featured on such sites as Art21, Artnet, Kataku and MSNBC. His recent performances involve shipping himself across country while locked in a crate, burning down barns and being dragged behind cars. He tells stories too. Long originally hails from Bald Knob, Arkansas, where he grew up on a horse farm. Long is a recent graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he earned his MFA.
My work deals with Trauma. I look at an individuals relationship to trauma and how that plays out over time. In some of my work I take mechanisms used to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and I test them. In other work I explore the way trauma effects individuals both physically and mentally and play out these ideas in more narrative based work.