Devil's Mirage Performance Still,installation foam, canvas, oil paint, 2018, 12'x12'x12'
performer with Devil's Mirage sculpture, installation foam and oil paint, 2018, 4'x3'x3', 3'x3'x4'
Devil's Mirage sculpture, installation foam and oil paint, 2016-2018, 4'x3'x3', 3'x3'x4'
Window Screen Clothing, window screen and fabric, 2018, 3'x3'x4'
Window Screen Clothing - side view, window screen and fabric, 2018, 3'x3'x4'
The Devil’s Mirage is a whimsical performance of dancers, sculptural installation, and painting, creating illusions in space and form. Painted in cerulean blue, the color meaning “heavenly”, paired with stripes, a symbol for the deviant or evil, the space becomes a devil dressed as an angel of light confusing its viewers as to what is real. Contour lines painted on the performers, fully three-dimensional objects, and flat paintings confound our understanding of the depth of the space and the nature of the forms themselves. As the dancers move slowly throughout the space, they blur the lines between reality and fantasy, animate and inanimate form.
Live Performance: May 5, 2018 5:30pm-6pm
Performers left to right: Iman Clark, Audrey Galat, Kat Johnson