Plastic & Performance Art

The evening began enjoying Susan Joseph's newest art work.

The evening began enjoying Susan Joseph’s newest art work.

The performance begins.

The performance begins.

My husband and I went to see Susan Joseph’s new paintings and a performance by Takeshi Kanemura. The performance art would be left as an installation. We took our places along a wall. Susan provided sound effects and Takeshi began to tape the floor. Then he taped people’s feet like creating a map.

takeshi_mapping

He picked up a large sheet of plastic and wrapped my husband and I and taped us to the wall. It was very hot in our plastic bubble. But I liked being a part of the performance. Then Takeshi painted along the sides of our bodies.

Takeshi_dan_cindy

I decided to take pictures as I had front row seats. He grabbed another large sheet of plastic and others waved it like a flag. He taped it to a ladder and people sprayed paint on the plastic. It was time to create art on the back of his shirt.

takeshi_tshirt

After he unwrapped Dan and I, he continued the original orange tape and made an arch around me. I told him this was my space. I could breathe again. I even added spray paint to the final installation.

Photograph by Takeshi Kanemura

Photograph by Takeshi Kanemura

I liked seeing art involve a community in its creation. It was fun to watch the dance as Takeshi moved in the space.

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~ by fiberverse on July 2, 2014.

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