Performance "Synoptic 3" by artist duo XYZ
Wednesday, December 07 2011 - Friday, December 30 2011
In Synoptic 3, audience participation is stressed in the installation. The Synoptic 3 work is a joyous participatory event in which the participants become the natural performers and subject(s) of the work. The ‘work works’ reveal the creative role played by the beholder in generating the art work. The expectation of the queuing audience is as much the work as the experience of the two participants wearing the peculiar headgear. The entire experience again is both actual and metaphoric. Synoptic addresses the complexity of the art experience and representation as we experience it through simple inversion and actions. The interlocutor, the beholder, the participant is treated with the greatest respect in the Synoptic performance. They and their experience are the subject and object of the work.
XYZ:NYC 10 Downing