(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


14 March 2013

THE WEBSITE AND THE SEEDS THAT RELEASE

Website & The Seeds that Bind 
Luckily for us, the (UN)FAIR Art Show brought together the talented duo, Joseph Grazi and Brian Gonzalez, for a performative installation collaboration in the 19th century Hell's Kitchen location.  Using over 2,000 feet of white rope, Grazi's Website engulfed the entire ceiling and two walls of the main gallery with a white geometric web from floor to ceiling and then back down to the floor. Installed one rope at a time, the in situ art piece created hundreds of distinct linear shapes, ranging from mere triangles to complex octagons. 

The dynamic structure of Grazi's web was joined each night by The Seeds that Bind, a site-specific performance piece, by Brian Gonzalez. Standing on short metal cylinders and covered in white powder, the models rotated their bodies ever so slightly so that they were moving through time ever so slowly. The models were then bound together by circles of rope that audience members were invited to cut with the mere suggestion of a scissor sitting silently on a podium nearby. As the ropes were cut, they started to spin with the models as the two bodies continuously turned and moved in unison with one another. As the ropes disappeared, the models began a transformation in to slow motion freedom, eventually becoming completely unbound from one another, as the performance came to a climax. 


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