July 14, 2008 art idea # 3: ‘whitebodycurtain’ (or silently yellow, too)
you will need:
1. a film or video to display
2. a projector
3. a lot of naked people.
paint your naked people white or yellow.
have them lined up as closely as possible. they can be trained to perform various movements if you like as long as they stay close. if your projection is long you will want enough naked people to rotate them out in rounds, as in, one person leaves as another person joins. this could go on indefinitely.
project the film or video onto their bodies.
you now have an installation.
from the matsumoto toshio film, ‘funeral parade of roses.’ i’d like to see this one dancing over a crowd of naked bodies.