An outlandishly colorful character hopes to engage people in Europe, harness their creativity, and orchestrate performance art shows.
I want to create artistic performances with people in Zurich, Paris, and Ibiza that utilize my original hand-painted costumes. These shows will showcase the vibrant Miami-Buenos Aires fusion that has come to define my vision, while using new images, ideas, and attitudes directly from participants in these places.
Bringing popular American and Argentine culture together and creating a visual spectacle of it will be the starting point for these shows. By conversing and working directly with those I meet, I want to utilize new iconic elements: painted and developed into wearable art for the performances.These icons might include popular food, hairdos, or legends discovered in these cities.
I have been invited to participate in a show in Zurich, Switzerland, that explores the meeting point of fashion and art, which is where this project will begin. With the contacts I’ve made here, I will create a site-specific performance that uses both dance and music, in addition to my costumes.
The funding that I receive for this project will allow me to purchase art materials and develop the performances over the course of several weeks in these cities. Recycled materials will be used wherever possible, but I will need to purchase paint, paper and other basics in order to realize my goals. Further, this funding will allow me to eat and survive along my journey from Zurich, to Ibiza, to Paris.
I will document each step of the process in the form of sketches, photographs and video, and post them regularly on my blog for people to follow. The shape of each show will be unique, welcoming the opinions offered by those who care to follow their development.
Visit: www.tranquiyanqui.blogspot.com to learn more
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