By Invitation or by Fiat

Body of work: Time based

At each of 7 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, an artist was invited to display or perform work on an 8-foot-tall bale of hay. During the performance time, each artist had complete autonomy over their work. After 30 minutes, the hay was loaded back onto a truck and driven away for the next performance. Artists variously treated the hay bale as gallery walls, a platform for performance, an object for deconstruction, and a vehicle for addressing local arts institutions. The installation sites were in a mix of public, private, arts-related, and commercial spaces. Some were officially sanctioned and others were installed by fiat.

Produced and performed in 2018 collaboration with Galen Jackson and Ross Warren, as The Strawman Collective.
Participating artists were: Madelyn Covey, Ecco Felix, lish dawn, Brian George, Ben Jarrett, Joshua Sorkin, and Ross Warren.

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