Little Wolf Parade at Great Notts Show
Last weekend Co-director Kate Spence and resident artist John Kadens were at Little Wolf Parade’s performative art installation in Nottingham. Kate performed Human Puppet from Friday to Sunday, on the Sunday she chose to wear her ordinary clothes and forego the blindfold. This provoked a very different reaction from the audience and was also an utterly different experience for her too, quite emotional. John invited the public to write random words on his body through paint and post its using the cunning and effective technique of standing on some steps and staring at people (with a smile, not an interrogation) to draw them in. Audio visual artists temp0rary showed their fantastic new audience interactive installation ‘Breath of Life’ and the wonderful Allan Taylor performed ‘King of Beauty’ on the Friday. Young up and coming artist Tom Newton performed his thrilling and messy (yet very moving) action ‘How do i look?’ which left him shivering and drenched in all manner of substances that the audience directed him to ‘paint’ himself with and to then view him as they pleased, through a frame. Local Midlands artist Vicky Roden was there too as Nonny Warn (with many tales and many simians). Many more fabulous artists performed and the whole event was not only incredibly successful in engaging the public with some challenging pieces but was also hugely enjoyable to be part of. Well done to all and especially to the team behind Little Wolf Parade who we regard as people to learn from in our own ventures in event organising and live art happenings
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