Folk ADD-Mixed Media Installation Performance 2005
I was asked to create a secret history of Bridgeport, IL from the 60's with a group of artists. For a large international art and music happening Select Media run by Lumpen Magazine and it's fellows. We called ourselves Folk ADD and I created mixed media objects out of recycled materials and my collaborator created ephemera and we but everything together to create a 60's happening. I found that the industrious manual labor led to needing to take naps. So I also built a bed, blanket and pillow out of the technique of wrapping recycled materials repetively in which to take active naps in while I worked. I knitted a blanket out of old stretchers strips and a pillow out of wrapping yarn around and around. I also made gods eyes out of drumpsticks and telephone cables. I knitted rubber bands and yarn to create a huge web. I transformed a large roll of industrial plastic into a stream of plastic webbing to string through out the space. For the performances I read my poetry wore a dress I add drawn on with carbon, and also created an indian headdress out of recycled materials such ass old movie tickets, audio tape,and rubber gloves and the group in Indian chants I had created while my collaborator played the piano keys.