Zac Monday Performance
11AM - 8PM Aug 16, 2012 @ Hammer
RED: as slapstick
WHITE: pass it on
BLUES & GREENS: follows, feels, and fails
BROWN: bows down, hands it over, looks away
BLACK: cake is great even in weight
Zac Monday (b. 1985 Meadville, Pennsylvania) has developed a practice centered on the possibility of interaction between people and objects. Compelled by the impact of touch, he wants us to be unafraid and unembarrassed to engage one another. In this series of performances, figures wearing the artist’s vibrant, ornate, fantastical hand-crocheted costumes present various scenarios in the gallery spaces. Monday’s characters call attention to architectural moments, emotional expectations, and the psychogeographic space of the museum. They animate the building with mysterious, playful, and haunting physical forms that dawdle, crawl, and linger, encouraging us to be unselfconscious, curious, and brave in our experience of them, as well as asking us to consider our role within an art space. Performances take place without set times, bringing an element of spontaneity and the unexpected to museumgoers’ experiences.