Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I've been in Ohio for two weeks now, and have begun collaborating with the youth and with other resident artists on painting and installation. Yesterday I organized with another resident artist, a dancer/choreographer/videographer, and his group of youth participants, to create an experimental dance and painting spectacle. We spent the day at the Excelsior building in the Oregon District of Dayton, OH, and poured and shot watered down latex house paint into a 15 foot pit with dancers below. Imagine 25 or so high schoolers, gallons of paint, super-soakers, red bandanas and white workman suits, a giant empty building, and a Jay-Z soundtrack. Above is a stop motion animation made by the group of one of the other resident artists, Lisa Nonken.