June 15, 2010

Crocheted Grapefruit is an interactive performance piece based on the instruction from artist Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit.

Painting To Shake Hands
Drill a hole in a canvas and put your
Hand out from behind
Receive your guests in that position.
Shake hands and converse with hands

Olek shares "I have been always interested in developing new ways of creating a dialogue with the viewer on both visual and aural levels. For the last seven years I have been creating socially conscious public “actions” that shape, inform, and transform the dialogue between the performer, an observer and a participant. I intend to make the audience develop new means of interacting with the piece, realizing that their response greatly impacts the art, and the ways my forms are moving over time. Their response is the art, and my work is a mirror."