At the KKNK (Klein Karoo Art Festival) there was a walkabout with the curator of visual arts everyday during the festival. Artists could be present and festival goers could ask them questions. I found it very difficult to explain myself in words, so on the third day I decided to sit on one of the sculptures (titled: waiting) and while the curator started to talk, I started to tape my mouth shut with masking tape, thus could not answer questions if there where and did not explain my work…..
During the other days I answered questions and said something. On day 5 I decided to ask the other artists exhibiting at the KKNK to wrap me to a pole in my venue….I wanted to look like one of my sculptures….
It felt wonderful and vulnerable…exposed and safe….
On day 7 I sat with one of my sculptures: “Parental guidance is advised
Around my neck hangs a tape : What if it works. My eyes shut. The movie : “Rosemarie’s baby” comes out of the eyes of the sculpture….
I decided to put the tape in my mouth
On the last day I decided to wrap the curator to a pole…although surprised, he handled every situation with grace and insight
I gave bundles of wool to some members in the audience, wanting them to help me wrap….
The above photos courtesy of: Stephan Erasmus and Wolfgang Schrader