Crawling as art

This weekend in New York City, artist Pope.L organized a “group crawl" along a 1.5 mile route from Seravalli Playground in the West Village to Union Square. 140 people participated. Pope.L wasn't one of them. He "walked alongside the crawlers for the duration of the performance, offering support and chatting with viewers."

Over the years, however, Pope.L has personally done a lot of crawling... turning it into an artform. From his wikipedia page:

eRacism, a project that Pope.L began during the late 1970s, included over 40 endurance-based performances consisting of “crawls”, varying in length and duration. In one example titled Tompkins Square Crawl (1991) Pope.L dressed in a business suit and crawled through the gutter in Tompkins Square Park, New York, pushing a potted flower with one hand. Another example titled The Great White Way involved a crawl which stretched over 22 miles and took five years to complete. For this performance he donned a Superman outfit and strapped a skateboard to his back. The crawl stretched the entire 22 miles of Broadway, in New York City.

The Great White Way - source Wikipedia



Tompkins Square Crawl (1991) - source Forbes

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 22, 2019
     Category: Performance Art





Comments
The skateboard is a good feature. If necessary, you can flip him over and wheel him out of the way.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/22/19 at 09:49 AM
I have this vision of John Belushi in the "Animal House" movie our there screaming "DO THE WORM!"
Posted by KDP on 09/22/19 at 10:10 AM









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