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Blind Sum is a collection of long exposure photographs inspired by dance marathons of the 1930s. These endurance contests would often last several weeks or even months. A mix of the heroic and grotesque, of kitsch and desperation, these spectacles were meant to challenge the capacity of the individual will. While the dance marathons challenged many gender and class expectations, they were vehemently racially segregated. This work examines the repercussions of such omissions in the creation of mythic space. Blind Sum emblematizes the common contests of endurance, persistence, and defiance and the desire to live beyond the capacities that we have internalized.