Weighed down by a cushion

Performance artist Stephen Sheehan's latest piece is called "Weighed down by a cushion." It consists of lying down in the middle of a Liverpool shopping center with a cushion on his chest [liverpoolecho]. He explains:

An excuse is  something you have  mentally placed upon  yourself. The cushion is a  lightweight object that I  placed on my chess. I  imagined this cushion as a  heavy object in order to  stop me from moving. We both know that the  cushion and excuse could  be easily removed but we  choose to keep them in  place to reduce the chance  of disappointment or failure.

You can find many of his other performances via his facebook page, such as his piece "Standing in a box, in a field for 33 seconds."

     Posted By: Alex - Tue May 28, 2013
     Category: Performance Art

Thank all 7 gods that he's got gubment funding or he'd die of starvation!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/28/13 at 09:44 AM
I wonder what his excuse is that keeps him from either getting a real job, or making real art.
Posted by kingmonkey on 05/28/13 at 12:46 PM
OMG !!! I'm doing art. I'm weighed down in my recliner with a whiskey and coke, remote control, and a golden retriever head wanting constant petting. 😝 :cheese:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/28/13 at 03:04 PM
Of course, it's 33 seconds. Not 32 or 34, but 33. That makes all the difference.
Posted by ScoutC on 05/28/13 at 08:49 PM
His nest 'artwork' should be 'Running in Traffic' followed by 'Flattened by Semi'.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/13 at 09:34 PM
This is all part of the grander performance piece: "Being an Idiot, Everywhere, All The Time".
Posted by Mmanko on 06/04/13 at 01:29 AM
Why does he need the pillow? Surely being in a shopping centre in Liverpuddle is more than enough excuse to be afraid of disappointment...
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/18/13 at 01:44 PM
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