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Carry That Weight
Participants Roberta Smith, Emma Sulkowicz, Elizabeth Sackler

Emma Sulkowicz, artist and undergraduate at Columbia University, discusses her current endurance performance work, Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), with Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic for the New York Times. They continue a conversation that began with an article in the Times and talk about the process of interweaving Sulkowicz's personal trauma with public work, the unique experience of carrying a mattress in public, and what it means for Sulkowicz's art that she has become an Internet-based media phenomenon. Introductions by Elizabeth Sackler. Video courtesy of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.