24 April – 10 May, 2014
The Hula Hooping Project
The Hula Hooping Project is a performance based painting designed to experiment with using the body as the support and instrument for painting. The hoop is a round device with no beginning or end and in order to be an instrument for painting it relies on the movement of the body. The Hula Hooping Project questions the notion of succeeding to fail, as the body fails to dance with its instrument, paint is coated over the hoop and the gestural flicking of the hoop provides the mapping of paint that coats the gallery walls. The clumsy attempt to ‘dance’ with the hula hoop challenges the authority of the male painter through gesture, constructing a situation where chance occurs through the failed attempts to dance.