Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Oliver Farley at TART (SF)

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.

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