Rain Barrel, a performance by Shaun Krupa

Friday, June 17, 2011 pm

Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance
Shaun Krupa, Rain Barrel, June 17, 2011 performance

Press Release

As a part of his two-person exhibition at the gallery, Shaun Krupa will perform Rain Barrel, in which he interacts with a series of props and materials as a way to emphasize the element of time in the existence (or in the life of) objects. The performance will track through several phases, beginning with the birth of a makeup-covered character from a garbage bag. After seeking the shelter of an umbrella, he then quenches his thirst from a rain barrel. After a messy encounter with a window screen, a football helmet is placed on his head, forming a new character. A violent interaction with a box fan ensues, and as a final gesture, a soccer ball is spun in a whirlpool. Through his various transformations, Krupa disappears as a “self” and becomes an agent of the forces of change. In a way, the objects and materials use him to live out their potential and come to life.