The life and times of live artist Julianna Barabas
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The end of the beginning
The 13th session was a five hour marathon of re-touching the line - Teresa re-tattood 75% of the line. I flew Christine and Teresa to Visualeyez in Edmonton, hired a group of free jazz musicians, and proceeded to have an incredible experience at the festival. Unfortunately documentation of that performance was lost - but these shots, takend after session 12 and before 13, as well as the promotional shots from the postcard and poster, give a good synopsis of the finished line.
The festival changed my life. I became friends with Margaret Dragu and finally claimed my space as a live artist.
I have forsaken anonymity for a lifetime commitment to discussing live art.
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.