Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pincolini Circus

This is the Pincolini Circus, a site specific performance piece.  I am dog.  the pictures display a progression of the piece.  The point is to cover "nature" up with the unnatural. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Reenactment of Niki De Saint Phalle's- Shooting Painting from 1960's

I enjoyed this piece a lot, it had a feel of aggression that comes with shooting a gun even though it was just a toy gun.  I took a more current event approach to it with a theme of children, gun use, an obsession with instant gratification, and death.  Below are some images from the performance.  I want to thank Maggie and Katie Ryan for assisting me with this piece.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


One of the performances I found doing my reading that really stood out to me was one by Niki De Saint Phalle entitled, Shooting Painting.  The fact that in our current events guns and gun control is a very hot topic I really wanted to reenact this piece, but for certain reasons the university would not be too happy about it, so I need to come up with an alternative plan.  One of the plans may be to create a piece influenced by Niki De Saint Phalle's piece and plant it in a location known for gun fun out in the desert.  I have an idea to alter it a bit by dressing as a construction worker setting up my piece, and possibly making the objects something that may be unpleasant to see "bleed out and die".  I need to know exact locations for this gun fun and a way to get my piece out there so people will see it.  Any comments are welcome.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Responding to Reading #1 and The Artist is Present

Reading #1-
The reading was interesting in the way that it turned to the subject of Clown College and the variety of Circus's that were apart of the framing of performance art.  It was something I had never taken into consideration about performance art.  Something that also bothered me about the reading is their lack of description of the pieces, and they did not mention Marina Abramovic at all.  They breifly touched on the feminist performance pieces, although the author did mention it should be disscussed in further chapters.  I just felt that those topics needed to be addressed more fully than a sentence or two to gauage an accurate timeline. 

The Artist is Present-
I absolutely loved this film, I nearly cried at least twice.  I had seen and read about Marina Abramovic before this film but the film really helped fill in some details I had not known.  It also made me want to learn more about how performance art is presented in galleries and various locations that one would present their performance piece.  In the present our culture is filled with so much instant gratification that the idea of just sitting for hours on end may seem to the public as bolonga and not art at all, but that is because they have not tried it for themselves.  I really respect Marina's The Artist is Present piece because the public essentially gets to experience her pressence and she theirs.  Which for me is always nerve racking at receptions where the artist is really present, they are usually surrounded by people who are talking about who knows what and coming into that conversation is not easy. 

Some P-Art

For the move slowly as possible exercise I washed dishes as slowly as possible.
This is the spend an hour writing you name exercise.

For the walk in a circle as fast as you can for an hour I walked around a pond in a big circle several times.

 I chose to walk the majority of the time on the side walls of the pond. 
This is a shot of myself doing the stare at yourself in a mirror for an hour motionless exercise.
Out of all the exercises I would have to say the walking in a circle was my favorite.  It made me think about my stamina in other circumstances.  It also made me think about what is defined as a circle because the pond is not a perfect circle.  Also because I chose to walk the majority of the way on the pond walls I was thinking about my balance abilities.