BODY PAINTING AND PERFORMANCE ART

 

 

"There is a place you can go that is obscure and illuminated; tender yet empowering, isolating but congregated; beyond touch and the material world. Not many are willing to go when faced with the bounds that stand tall and threatening separating us from the unknown.  We omit possibilities that lay beyond, and find safety in familiarity, comfort in routine and “life” within the rulebook. We neglect our potential and allow our fears to keep us veiled and protected. But if only we knew that we could indeed reveal ourselves and still dance. Vulnerability has company. What lay beyond the comfort zone is a magic and connectedness that can bring us together."

- excerpt from thesis; Bari

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Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Painting on Naked Strangers
Paint Dance
Kirian Bird Paint

Body painting with strangers:

"As the painting sessions progressed, the focus shifted onto our honest filter-less dialogue rather than the act of painting. However, the body and painting process became an embodiment and container for the experience beyond the tangible. To document, I photographed the vulnerability, awkwardness, beauty, and liberty of each experience."

- excerpt from thesis; Bari.

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