Abstract

In a small college town in western Virginia, writer Anthony Restivo searches for unmediated honesty through his very public endurance art. In the midst of media attention, misinformation, and his physical struggle to complete a 22-day piece, Restivo creates fleeting moments of intimacy in the town's first known work of performance art.

External Supplements

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    The Bridge PAI, where “Far Off and All Aflame” was performed

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    Ron Dressel Photography, images of “Far Off and All Aflame”

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    Short Documentary of “Far Off and All Aflame” by Squid and Beard

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    Video interview with Anthony during the “opening” of the performance, by the Charlottesville Weekly