Painted Love, 2012

 

On September 30, 2011, I took part in an unusual "happening" in the Lower East Side in New York City.  Sponsored by BMW and the Guggenheim Museum as part of their "Urban Think Tank," this essential "lab" travels globally to "inspire new ways of thinking about urban life."

Using thermochromatic ink silkscreened onto thrift store t-shirts, pants, jackets, we wanted to demonstrate interactivity between urban city dwellers that didn't use anything involving a digital device.  Using an analog form, we still needed some visual output of how urban people could come together and embrace themselves and their surroundings.

When one individual touched another, a resulting handprint or bodyprint appeared on the clothing.

The result was a crazy, fun night where - believe it or not - New Yorkers came together to talk, hug, and really love themselves and their city.

The video below regarding the process and the event says it all: