It feels weird writing this post so long after the event, but I need to do it for uni, so here I go.
Back in September my friend, Manon and I collaborated and did a performance artwork together in two of the shop window at NANA gallery, Newcastle. Now you’re probably wondering “what is a performance artwork?”, so i’ll explain that first. In this particular instance, the artwork isn’t something static like a drawing, but an action; something that only exists within the time its created (it needs to be documented via photos if you want to see it again).
So what exactly was our action? Well, Manon and I are artists who both have our own individual styles, (she sews and I draw and write), in this artwork we wanted to show how the life style of the artist can be as important as the finished works themselves. So one of the days we went in and worked within the windows.
This is what the blurb and invitation looked like:
And here are some shots I took while setting up:
It’s was had to take pictures in the day because of the glare, however Manon managed to take a photo at night which I think looks heaps better than in the day.
For me, this whole project was an experiment for uni to learn new ways of identifying my Artist Persona and discovering new ways of presenting my art in a new spaces, though I have to say that the process was very tiring and time consuming (preparation included). To be honest, I don’t think the Fine Art world is for me, but at least I can say that I tried it. As I said before, this was an experiment to see what would happen.
Also, I had a lot of fun getting to know and working with Manon. She’s an awesome girl who did more than her share of work, especially when she packed up my stuff when I went to hospital, so working together with her was definitely my favourite part =)