Greensboro
Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.
(Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel)

Void Simulacrum (Pink), 2013 (Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel)

KALOYAN IVANOV

Void Simulacrum

Void Simulacrum is a participatory performance art piece in which the multiple is one and the audience is the performance. As participants help shape a wall of brightly colored fabric into different forms the piece comes alive. Void Simulacrum begins as a 50-foot long wall of fabric enveloping two performers. Over 3 hours, the sculpture incorporates willing spectators and passers-by, who become full participants and owners of the piece. As each performer makes esthetic decisions, the originally static sculptural mass shifts and breaks. Thus, each spectator bears responsibility for the artwork, eliminating the stage, which usually alienates and assigns a static role for the audience, in favor of collective choice and emergent behavior.

Date

Nov. 1 & Nov. 2

Location

Green space at SE corner of Lee