Scientists theorize that dreams are the brain presenting abstract images in an effort to attribute meaning to the complexity of waking life. The visual poetry of bodies and the street plucks the passerby out of their habits of urban traversal, and activates a lizard-brain-sharp reawakening of the surrounding environment. Duets with rusty fences, extended conversations (without a single word exchanged) between performer and passerby, and the experience of surprise compel presence in the spectator. It is a tactic of discovery of the invisible world through which we pass on a daily basis. 

 (pictured: we find lots, photo: pulitzer arts foundation)

 

URBAN ACTIVATION

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POW! Participants at Pride St Louis

POW! Participants at Pride St Louis

SUNDAY CONSTITUTIONAL

SUNDAY CONSTITUTIONAL

WE FIND LOTS

WE FIND LOTS

WE FIND LOTS

WE FIND LOTS

GRASSHOPPERS

GRASSHOPPERS

GRASSHOPPERS

GRASSHOPPERS

WE FIND LOTS

WE FIND LOTS

DOWNSPOUT GARDEN

DOWNSPOUT GARDEN

STILT LIFE WITH HUMANS

STILT LIFE WITH HUMANS

SUNDAY CONSTITUTIONAL

SUNDAY CONSTITUTIONAL

SUNDAY CONSTITUTIONAL

The Sunday Constitutional, a dedicated time for recreational stilt training and socializing, engages space by bringing behind-the-scenes practice to a public setting. By practicing in public, passers by are engaged with subcultural disciplines of their neighbors, and the joyful prospects of creative possibility are openly shared. photo: mayor francis slay's "big picture"