Friday, May 18, 2012
Ritual @ Art-A-Whirl.
"Ritual is a collaborative performance art piece between painter Caitlin Karolczak and multidisciplinary artist Jaime Carrera. It will mark their first artistic endeavor together and both artists will be performing the piece.
It's an endurance performance that takes place at The Bottling House (79 13th Avenue NE Minneapolis) on Friday, May 18th (from 8-10pm) & Saturday, May 19th (from 1-4pm) during Art-A-Whirl. It will be 5 hours long total.
The piece will consist of a set created from a placement of two identical, antique beds. Both are hand-painted with religious folk art imagery. They will anchor the action in which the piece takes place.
The performance itself will involve several menial tasks, such as slipping in & out of costume, entering & leaving the beds, small choreographed movement, painting & sound. As well as moments of complete stillness to evoke the tableau.
The core ideas behind Ritual are about devotion & surrender. The two characters in the piece are manifesting throughout the performance their struggles with self-deprivation, tolerance & release. Another major thread in the work will be the consternation of the flesh, as well as the complexities of the androgynous soul.
Ritual is about the beauty of consecration & the conflicts of desire."