James and I visited the New Museum three times during Nikhil Chopra's performance. For more background, and images of the first day, see James's post. We had been told by the curator, Eungie Joo, that we should expect a rather surprising transformation on the last day, and we were not disappointed. Below are few of my photos of the last hours of the performance. When we met him afterward, the artist told us that he had insisted that the museum allow photography of his performance. After all, he said, "it's a visual medium" and that photography is one of the ways people in our contemporary world engage with and process images.
I felt dazed, as if I had just left a moving ritual in a temple in a strange land, as I walked out onto the Bowery that day.
There will be performances and lectures related to the project this weekend, starting tonight (Friday, November 13) at 7pm. James and I will definitely be there.
getting made up
3 images of his final pose, held for about 45 minutes
We missed this Jack the Ripper-esque costume. See it in action here.