My piece is a traveling performance taking place outside of and against
various Chelsea galleries on April 6, 2002.
The same pattern will be followed at each location. I will place two 14"
long by 3" diameter cement cylinders three feet apart in front of
a selected wall of the gallery to form a goal. Four small photographs
of the ocean's horizon will be taped to the same wall behind the posts.
The cylinders are neatly labeled "desires" and "drives"
in a small font on the top. I will kick a soccer ball between the cylinders
against the gallery wall.
Each goal will be recorded as "1, goal, 1" then "1, goal,
2" and so on until I reach 500. I will record this by hand while
an assistant flips a scoreboard for the viewers' entertainment. I expect
to be asked to move on by the occupants of the active building at which
time, I will move on to the next location. The scoreboard will reflect
each move in the first of the two numbers.
For example, the first building will be scored "1, goal, 1"
through "1, goal, 500." The second building will be scored "2,
goal, 1" through "2, goal, 500," etc.
HOW TO LOCATE
The performance will take place on Saturday, April 6, outside of various
galleries in Chelsea concentrated within 20th through 25th streets, 10th
and 11th avenues. On the list of galleries to visit are The Gagosian at
555 West 24th Street at 11th Avenue, Cheim and Read at 521 West 23rd Street
between 10th and 11th, and The Dia Center at 22nd Street and 11th Avenue,
The performance will begin at 12PM and finish by 5PM.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lisa Rodasta is a mixed media artist with a concentration on sculpture.
After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1998,
Lisa moved to San Francisco where she lived for 3 years. She relocated
to New York this past fall after working on the Abandoned Playground,
organized by Deric Carner.