Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2013
Arti Grabowski created a series of portraits with the transformation of an array of materials to create a humorous, inventive, and participatory performance. He began by splitting the wood with a firework [pose], then nailing each boot with an axe to the wood planks [pose], undressing himself and blowing his button-down shirts into the happy audience with a leaf blower [posing], finally he stabbed each of the three numbered walls with his axe and dipped each shirt in grey paint. He was an amazing, energetic yet silent performer; who created and destroyed several installations and objects within his performance.
Photos by ME - Christian Cruz