August-A Study , wood frame & raw canvas, 8ft x 9ft x 3ft, 2010 A durational performance and installation. Short video documentary – http://www.donisilversimons.com/media/august-a-study.asp video In “August: A Study,” Silver Simons embarks on a journey that is both an investigation of and a response to the core essence of the month. The gradual evisceration of the fabric is freed from its woven alignment; the threads discover new paths, revealing alternative truths in space and time.
Whisper Pitch, an interactive piece utilizing a room 8ft x 20ft x 10ft, paper 5ft x 30ft, the public, various drawing instruments, a chair, and a notebook, 2012 video of the study: http://www.donisilversimons.com/media/whisper-pitch.asp Whisper Pitch emerges from a continuum of performance, conceptual and spatial art traditions and is a reprise of a 1976 private, undocumented performance. Silver Simons’ introduction of contextual parameters of time, space, body movement and human interaction to create a safe refuge or haven for human reflection and interaction may also be perceived as building upon the legacy of automatic drawing and relational aesthetics.
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