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Heavily influenced by Richard Long’s A Line Made by Walking and the collaborative works of Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Working for Nothing was a 24-hour collaborative endurance art project staged by Centipede Art Movement, a new grassroots coalition dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art in Bermuda.  Made up of Enjelisa Foggo, Sidney Mello, Sheridan Ming, Michael Walsh and Zarai White, the participants took turns over the day long event to carry bright yellow buckets of water from the ocean to the beach whereupon they poured the buckets' contents into a hole dug in the sand in the shape of a Matryoshka doll, an image that recurs often in the work of one of the participating artists.

Although appearing simple on its surface, the piece was intended to address important Bermudian issues by associating value with an activity or experience rather than an object.  Working through the night, the participants wore a path to the waterline and effected the gradual evolution of the size and shape of the hole.

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