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Current Project:
WATER-WORLD
September 22 2018
@ suffer 616 E9th Street NYC
DISCUSSION

Leonardo Davinci‘s anatomical drawing THE VITRUVIAN MAN heralded the age where the perfection of man was central to all things and encouraged progress and excellence in the individual and in society. The assertion of the centrality of the human soul in the order of creation is an idea I challenge.

“Progress powered by a need for comfort creates a culture where innocence becomes denial: a precursor to evil. In the belief that we own life and earth we relinquish our role as custodian of the planet. Individual existence seen as a biological right and not an honor (to be part of the diversity of species) lends to ingrained bigotry. Our civilization that rolled out from the age of enlightenment is becoming dark again. We measured time and conquered matter and now we need to refine what it means to have power and to feel central.

My performance resolves itself in the enveloping power and poetry of nature. We are nature; not separate from it or superior to it. THE MEASURE OF MAN is a contemplation of the imperfection of man and a reminder of the supremacy of nature.”

Leonardo Davinci‘s anatomical drawing THE VITRUVIAN MAN heralded the age where the perfection of man was central to all things and encouraged progress and excellence in the individual and in society. The assertion of the centrality of the human soul in the order of creation is an idea I challenge.

“Progress powered by a need for comfort creates a culture where innocence becomes denial: a precursor to evil. In the belief that we own life and earth we relinquish our role as custodian of the planet. Individual existence seen as a biological right and not an honor (to be part of the diversity of species) lends to ingrained bigotry. Our civilization that rolled out from the age of enlightenment is becoming dark again. We measured time and conquered matter and now we need to refine what it means to have power and to feel central.

My performance resolves itself in the enveloping power and poetry of nature. We are nature; not separate from it or superior to it. THE MEASURE OF MAN is a contemplation of the imperfection of man and a reminder of the supremacy of nature.”



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photographer: Rainer Hosch
I am bound spread eagle on a vertical
7 Ft. diameter, rotating circle.
Beneath me is a square trough
filled with 2 inches of salt water.
I, with the circle, rotate like a clock, and as I slowly rotate I begin to bleed oil.
It runs over my body and drips into the water.
The performance runs for 30 minutes, a full rotation.
As I slowly rotate I begin to bleed oil.
 
I wear narrow lengths of white, gauze fabric concealing tubing that pumps black, mock-crude oil.
Oil oozes, leeks, bleeds; the white garment becomes a black X.
Halfway through, when I am upside down, pre-cut hair falls from my head and lands in the water.
All painters know hair absorbs and moves oil.
Hair has become a viable and poetic solution for cleaning the ocean of our oil spills.
The square trough beneath me is lined with watercolor paper.
The salt water, oil and hair dry to become a painting.
The performance resolves in the enveloping
power and poetry of nature.
We are quick to blame environmental disasters on government and corporations, then jump into shop-till-you-drop-mode
in the name of God & family & love.
Leonardo Davinci’s drawing
THE VITRUVIAN MAN heralded the age where the perfection of man was central to all things.

The centrality of the human soul in the order of creation is an idea I challenge.

MISSION STATEMENT

“TACTICAL STREAM artists in action” - To unite & inspire people, honor women & the earth, mobilize the masses & attract global media.”

WATER WORLD

Violence & Freedom are similar, which is America built on and which does it promise & deliver? And If both, in what measure? Does violence fuel our idea of freedom? Competition & battle are human nature, it begins as inocent play & is subverted into the acceptance of violent oppression of people & the planet. “Inciting joy”, you can not be arrested for that. Joy & rebellion are contagious, bringing us to the awakening that not war, not love, but play between people grants us freedom, an intrinsic human trait that we must never forget.

Saturday September 22 at 2pm
La Plaza Cultural e9th St at Ave C
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