A component of Static Bundled Readymades with Heritage of Movement. Bundle A was used in a performance January 5, 2012. This site specific performance is my contribution to Kala Art Institutes annual show of recent work.
The costume being worn is a bulky bag traditionally used to transport dry foods (rice, grain, legumes) and landscaping materials. Illuminating the interior is much like being in a tent at night resulting in an elusive comforting sense of security.
A component of Static Bundled Readymades with Heritage of Movement. Bundle C was used in a performance on Dec. 19, 2011. This site specific performance is my contribution to Kala Art Institutes annual show of recent work. Despite the fact that the gallery itself was closed, the performance could be viewed from the lobby. To my knowledge there was no audience.
Woodminster Cascade falls over 100 feet through a series of pools in Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. A WPA project dedicated in 1940 as a memorial to California writers it is a relative place of solitude and suitable stage for my self portrait performance.
The costume being worn is a 'readymade' manufactured for the transport of bulk dry foodstuffs and landscaping materials. Portals at either end to load and deliver contents unfurl allowing me to wiggle in and move with limited visual cues and a limited range of motions.
These residential remains are located trailside in Sibley Regional Park. Beside a creek, it must have been a reasonable spot for a number of years for someone. There are shards of porcelain and other scattered mementos that remain in evidence. It feels a bit creepy.
The remaining shaky perimeter is my stage - a structural artifact from a previous context. A semi-permeable membrane in ways similar to the readymade costume being worn to move within and beyond its boundaries.