1. Through The Filter Of You


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    In the outdoor portion of Rumpueng Arts Space in Chiangmai, Thailand, Bonafede seeks to address the romantic notion of love. The performer Ging Jamjuree approaches the giant water tub with her hair…

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    • Polymorph 5: Iron Man


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      5th and final Installment in the Polymorph Series. Doing the full Ironman triathlon in New York City, where the iron infrastructure is prevalent in the background, Bonafede metaphorically transforms…

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      • Slow Drip Italian Coffee (excerpt)


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        This minimal performance shows Bonafede filtering rain water through instant chocolate powder on the ancient tile rooftop of Teatro 33 Officina in the medieval Italian city of Toffia. The rainstorm…

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        • Shredding Executive Machismo


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          A circle of different color paint cans, a paper shredder in the center of it and a canvas beneath. The live strumming of a North African oud creates a quasi Spanish ambience, reminiscent of a bullfight…

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          • Polymorph 4: Mud Man


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            In this installment of the Polymorph series, Bonafede enters the Mudman race, designed by military special forces, held in New Jersey in 2012. Unlike others in this Polymorph series, the Mud Man involves…

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            • Polymorph1Intro Inverted - Wi-Fi


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              Inverted, hand-drawn animation for the intro sequence of Polymorph 1: Wild Flower First part in a series of performance art videos depicting Bonafede's body undergoing a metaphoric metamorphosis…

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              • Dear Yoko, "What A Ripoff!" Love John


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                Raw footage (unedited) of performance piece entitled "Dear Yoko, What A Ripoff! Love John". In 2010, performance artists Yozmit and Igor Josifov with impresario Adam Aleksander produced…

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                • Polymorph 2: Lava Man


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                  Part 2 in the Polymorph series wherein the artist's body undergoes a metaphoric metamorphosis into the sculptural material the endurance performance is named after. The endurance sports world…

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                  • Environmentally Disabled


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                    In this rough sketch, set dressing handlers (Charles Jarboe and John Bonafede) move a giant frame (8’ 6”x 7’) throughout a performance space en route to the garbage. The two are…

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                    • Sustentance


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                      Part of the DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival 2009. After fasting for 11 days prior to the weekend- long performance, Bonafede piled a mound of potatoes around him, starting from the inside of a…

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