In April, the small San Francisco project space, TART, presented an unusual series of performances by artist Oliver Farley—he made ink drawings by skipping rope. Farley was once a Junior Olympics jump-roper in Montana, in tandem with his identical twin brother who now, following a sex change, is his twin sister.
The extraordinary story of the twins and their family has been captured in a documentary, “Red Without Blue,” which will be shown on May 16th at 7:30 pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
At the TART event, the audience watched with interest as Farley set up for the performance, which took place inside a protective enclosure that he had constructed within the space. The performance itself was brief but intense. Photos above and below show the enclosure and a couple of the drawings.