Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A "new" kind of performance art

Last summer I ran down to the Brooklyn Bridge to participate in an art happening (of sorts). A "time machine" had been set up between London & N.Y.C. and folks could go before the camera & send a message or do whatever they wanted to do. I made some signs that conveyed those favorite feelings of mine:Peace & Love.
Right now there is a similar piece going on in London called "One & Other". I have been lazy about checking it out-it "runs" from July 6th -October 4th & it is on 24/7. Seemingly the premise is folks get hourly shifts, during which time they can do anything they want. Since I only got around to checking it out last night I have not seen much but it does look like fun and if I were "there" I would have applied for one of the slots. Watching last night, as I sorted through emails, I did find myself pondering what I would do, if it were me up there .
You can go here to check it out and see what you think . Mainly, let it inspire you to come up with ideas for what you might do, if it were YOU! I sometimes find that merely viewing art (especially of this type) can easily allow one to become automatically judgemental about whatever happens to be going on at the time. Perhaps that reaction could be circumvented by asking yourself what you would do...

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