Monday, April 18, 2016
Performance #1: "Slide"
This piece was at first a very straightforward action. Play slide with paint, okay cool... why don't we vibe it up a little? I learned a lot about testing the different senses and the boundaries of that. I thought it would be a great idea of mixing the two different viscosity and creating the oneness between the two. While doing the actual performance, my goal was achieved. By the end my hands were covered in clay like blood stained hardened peanut butter, and I LOVED IT. I was so extremely satisfied and joyful with how this who performance turned out. I thought that the lack of clothes and the simplicity of that created the environment to be directed towards the hands. I have always loved being naked and testing the gender fluidity with that and making sense towards a body is a body and nothing more. There is no sexual connotations, no desires, no emphasis but rather hollow flesh that contains the soul. Going away from the visual aspect, I loved the smell of the peanut butter and that it left this wafting uncomfortable-ness in the air, at least for me because the smell of peanut butter can be pretty overwhelming at some parts. And finally the sound, I was concerned with the product dripping off and not being able to continue the sounds I wanted throughout the whole piece, however we just decided to go for it. When we do perform this piece again I really hope to add more of the substances, especially with the idea after every time one of us messes up. I think than it will create the constant sound I was hoping for... Ben I'm looking at you, let's do it again and let's get MESSY.