Historically, salt has been used as a means of purification and protection. In the wake of trauma and loss, FUTILITY I began as a fruitless quest for self-protection and a means of reclaiming space at sites of trauma. Ultimately, the piece became a ritual of security and an exercise in faith outside of a religious doctrine. Throughout the performance of FUTILITY I, Adrienne Deeble uses the mineral to create a ring around her. The surrounding salt will wash away, but the belief that one has power in a world that works against them will persist . Multidisciplinary artist Adrienne Deeble will perform the piece, followed by a workshop on how to safely recreate the performance yourself.