The life and times of live artist Julianna Barabas
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
April 25, 2004
Ally Cat made me a seamline doll for this 12th session, my 35th birthday. Sandra Semchuk looks on, and beyond her, a big reason that this session truly encompassed contemporary ritual - the vocal stylings of Maya Suess and friends as they improvised acapella in response to my bursts of adrenaline. Grethchen Elsner attempts to balance me out.
Lisa Barilla and Sarah Hunter get their fill of the bloodiest moments. Folks on the other side ask for a peek; I oblige. By this point I am shivering with adrenaline, and for the first and only time, cry, completely unencumbered.
The shyest look from a distance. The cresendo approaches and arrives.
Thank you for visiting my blog, with which I am tracking and disseminating my research in live art. One of my seminal works is titled seamline, and an archive of the series can be found on this site. From May 2003 to May 2004, I had a line tattooed around the circumference of my body. I now live with the vestigal mark of the original series as a permanent and lifetime performance action engaging all who ask in conversations about contemporary, live/performance, conceptual art. I invite your comments and questions.