Sunday, July 7, 2013

thread 3 - Part Theater / Part Demonstration

The third thread involving basketmaking with bale straps evolved into SWEAT - part theater and part demonstration, where I made baskets as a durational performance over a period of several days. SWEAT was first staged at Access Gallery in Vancouver in April 2012 and 3 months later as a part of KIOSK, a series of off-site public art projects organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery. Downloadable instructions were also produced on these occasions. 

SWEAT also included a relational component. For each performance I salvaged the bale straps from the streets, as well as from neighboring shopkeepers who save them for me.  Some have agreed to do so in exchange for a finished basket, others have agreed just because. 

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