Art direction and performance: Heather Beecher Hawk
Photography: Karen Cunningham, dandelionwineimages.com
Informare was performed in Columbus, Ohio at a Short North Gallery Hop. I had the opportunity to photograph Heather as she created and performed this thought provoking piece. The images on this page show the preparation of the art, the street performance and the Gallery Hop spectators as they interacted with the art.
Heather Beecher Hawk defines performance art on her website:
"Performance art captures the temporary, transient and shifting nature of reality. Street art especially serves to interrupt the ordinary and expected.
Throughout my work, I explore themes of identity and existence on the personal, the public, and the ancient levels, melding narrative, oral storytelling and visual art. I am drawn to create live performance art as collaborative engagement, allowing performance, artist and audience to create something from a shared moment. I believe there is beauty in the fluid nature of performance, in the way it mirrors and also exposes and questions our lived experience."
Below is Heather's description of this street art: