As much as I love Marina Abramovic, Charlotte Moorman holds a special place in my heart. She did, after all, inspire me to pick up the cello at the tender age of 5 – yes, my mother is a total hippie lol. My first cello recital, to the dismay of my classmates and kindergarten teacher, involved me playing the cello in a highlighter-yellow leotard and a shaved head (shaved specially for the occasion using dog clippers) while screaming a la Yoko Ono. It was, of course, a compromise – ultimately I wanted to recreate Moorman’s 1969 performance of TV Bra for Living Sculpture. Now that I think back, it’s a good thing I did compromise, my mom got enough heat for the shaved head; child nudity would have probably sent the poor woman straight to jail. Ultimately, my dream is to recreate that awesome performance, though. And with today’s technology, the bra could be made out of iPods!
Previz #67 – Charlotte, Forever
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