Hidden Artist

Cuban performance artist Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera plans to spend three weeks living inside the walls of a Chicago art gallery. He's titling this performance piece "In the Absence of a Body." The Chicago Arts Coalition, which is hosting Diaz-Perera, elaborates:

While living inside the 2.5-foot-wide corridor, Diaz-Perera will do only the most essential actions of his quotidian life: sleep, eat, and personal hygiene. He will not communicate with anyone on the other side of the walls. While he will be able to observe the audience, Diaz-Perera will remain invisible to them. Until the close of the exhibition, Diaz-Perera will attempt to embrace the act of becoming a Ghost of himself, an absence, nothing.

The concept kinda reminds me of Vito Acconci's 1972 performance piece Seedbed, in which he spent 3 weeks hidden beneath a ramp in an art gallery, loudly pleasuring himself. I'm guessing that over the course of 3 weeks, Diaz-Perera will probably also indulge in a bit of that. More info at HuffPost.com.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 19, 2015
     Category: Art | Performance Art

Well, this 'art' wasn't totally wasted on me, I learned what the word "quotidian" means and it's 14th century roots.

BTW, it doesn't mean, "Quote of the day" but it should.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/19/15 at 09:00 AM
I was going to refer to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The cask of Amontillado' until I got side-tracked.
Posted by BMN on 02/19/15 at 11:30 AM
Dead artist's work is worth more... Maybe we should forward the link to him.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/19/15 at 11:33 AM
Cask of Amontillado is an excellent story but then everything by Poe is.
Poe, now there's an artist. Hiding in walls is not art.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/20/15 at 12:59 AM
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