Stan Shellabarger, USA
Stan Shellabarger, USA »Untitled Performance«
His performance pieces consider the residual visual marks of the process undertaken. Any activity undertaken leaves a minute mark which record discrete units of time and space and is amplified by the repetitive nature of the work. He will walk for four hours inscribing a path in the forest whose shape alludes to astrological phenomena as well as more anthropological concepts of time. The repetition is necessary so that the extremely subtle marks left by walking emerge as clearly visible artistic interventions. During the finale moments of the performance native wild flower seeds will be sown in the trail. Despite its laborious process of transcription, the mark left by the performance is, like the body itself, ephemeral and transient in nature. The path will disappear but in time reappear as the seeds germinate, grow, and flower.
(Performance happened June 9 and 10, 2007).