Berd’s Carnival 2010 was a multimedia installation that was built within a 1000 square foot gallery space. The installation consisted of a 10-foot high wood structure that contained moving sculpture, performance, video projection and sound. Some of the elements within the structure included a Wonder Wheel Paint Machine, a motorized 10 ft. high carousel with paper mache horses, a live string quartet and a burlesque drag queen performer. Local sounds from Coney Island and abstracted images were projected into the space. Visitors experienced the carnival through a voyeuristic atmosphere that was produced through the use of (peep) holes and slats that were drilled and cut into the wood panels. Various types of lenses were utilized as well, to distort perspective.
Special .25-cent tokens were sold for entry into the carnival. Additionally, wooden mustaches and other art objects created by local artists, along with cotton candy, were sold at the token booth.
**This video serves as documentation purposes only and does not suffice as the actual art work**