Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Art of Jumping Fences

"Jumping the Fences"
A performance project, by Papo Colo
December 2006 - December 2007 / Exit Art NYC

Jumping the fences.

The action of jumping 51 fences in different locations around the city, and around the world.
The artist will wear a mask like disguise to remain anonymous.

Fences protect and isolate. They are a demarcation of an area,
A symbol of possession, a 'keep off' sign and a command to stay within an area.

They are a divider and unifier, provide security and fear.
Their duality is our history. Fences and borders are reasons for war.

They are representations of differences, limitations for communication, territorial control, and a psychological fright to people, ideas and cultures.

The purpose of this performance is to transgress those limitations, giving the artist a physical and intellectual freedom in the unknown; to discover what lay on the other side of the fence.

Vignettes: 12, 11, 9, 7, 6

(Via, kanarinka)


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