Notes on Camping

David Frankovich

Festivals: M:ST 6 Biennial | October 15 - 27, 2012.

Notes on Camping is a performance in which I will be using camping equipment to transform my body in an exploration of gender. I will be dressed in a flannel shirt, jeans, and hiking boots, and I will be using a tent, sleeping bag, camping chair, tarpaulins, rope, and other assorted camping gear to transform my body by wearing, draping, wrapping, stretching and otherwise interacting with them to change the shape of my body, restrict my range of motion, or create extensions of my body. The actions that I will perform will not be predetermined, but will be responses to the way each object transforms my body, and the effect those transformations have on me, so that so that each action triggers the next in a constant feedback loop. The process of creating the work is all about fluidity.