Lifting Lives, II: BRING YOUR PROTEST SIGNS was centered around lifting the lives of all the people that are affected by the current political climate. Everyone attending the performance was asked to bring a protest sign. The sign came from either a protest that they have participated in or in reaction to Trump's recent executive actions. There were also protest sigs available for the audience to pick up at the Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery. Two people from the audience loaded the weight of the protest signs to my custom welded barbell. Ultimately, the gesture of lifting weight over your head has a universal connotation of standing up for what you believe in. The form of protesting with signs over your head has an incredible amount of weight and is critical to our current times.
My installation "THE WEIGHT" serves as a performative sculpture and was on display at the "Second Floor Sculpture Park" at the Sprinkler Factory.
To visit the Lifting Lives II campaign, visit: http://eepurl.com/czBL_r
Photo credit: Mike Hendrickson