The life and times of live artist Julianna Barabas
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
October 15, 2003
I welcomed people to this session, known as 'the bridge', with a definate sense of humour.
Strategically placed sticky cloth kept this session g-rated. Penelope Mulligan likened the atmosphere to that of childbirth with midwife, (with a lot less blood and no full nudity).
To lighten things up, I made a colouring book in advance, which was used to great effect by the audience.
I had implicit trust of Teresa before, but this sealed the deal.
The 100% most painful moment in the entire series - over the pubic bone.
The incomprable Gretchen Elsner played free form viola in one of the most contemporary musical expressions during the run.
My connection with my musicians was at times palpable, others not as much. This one was a stand out.
Not long now, and my anticipation is evident.
By this point a surprising fact came to light - I had regulars who attended. It was unexpected but welcome. Seen here, Sarah Hunter and Shawn Robinson who each attended at least four, look on with Lisa Grey and Penelope Mulligan.
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.