1000 times (1000 Knots)
red nautical rope, 2010.

A continuous 3 hour and 41 minute performance tying 1000 bowline knots.

I pull up the line that had tied me to my friend, my hope for food and water and clothing.  The rope is in one piece.  Perhaps the loop I had tied in the mainsheet broke during the last shock.  Or the knot; perhaps it was the knot.  The vibration and surging might have shaken it loose.  Or I may have made a mistake in tying it.  I have tied thousands of bowlines; it is a process as familiar as turning a key. Still… No matter now.  No regrets.

Steven Callahan, Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea