I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain, a 3-day durational action, part of the group show Descartes’ Daughter at the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York City. September 20 - November 3, 2013. Curated by Piper Marshall.

For the three-day action I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain Malin Arnell invited nine lives to spend an hour in silence with her in the foyer of the Swiss Institute.

Invited were: Vanessa Anspaugh, Jess Arndt, Fia Backström, Paula Garcia, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Katie Hubbard, Clara López Menéndez, Ulrike Müller and Jen Rosenblit.

On the evening of the third day all lives came together for the first time to share another hour - the tenth hour.

The documentation text (based on the ten-minute free writing that took place after every hour we each spent together) was read out aloud by Piper Marshall during the tenth hour. Piper was invited to invent her own order and to read what and how she preferred during that hour.

The documentation text includes excerpts of writings by Malin Arnell, Vanessa Anspaugh, Jess Arndt, Fia Backström, Paula Garcia, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Katie Hubbard, Clara López Menéndez, Lia Lowenthal, Ulrike Müller and Jen Rosenblit.

Artist Lia Lowenthal documented the action with a still camera. Malin Arnell put the documentation text together with the help of Clara López Menéndez.

Documentation from I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain was presented in Paletten Nr 1:2014 #295. Here as a pdf

Melanie Gillian' writes about I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain in the text Sense Relation included in Descartes' Daughter Reader