Personal Appearance — Performing Self

Cindy Baker

Festivals: M:ST 4 Festival October 3 - 17, 2008.

With a professional mascot costume of herself, Baker travels across North America making public appearances as Cindy Baker. The cuddly and approachable mascot costume both amplifies and disguises the characteristics of the person inside and encourages a new kind of mediated interaction between artist and audience. In this project, Baker investigates the way we present public versions of ourselves and the feelings of being sheltered yet vulnerable, plain yet larger-than-life, on display and yet invisible. Watch for Baker’s appearances at events throughout the M:ST 4 Festival.