Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grey Goods

I attended an event last Wednesday at Grey Gallery in Seattle. I had no idea what the event was about since the boyfriend of the performer had described it as "girls standing around with outfits." This was not a bad description because there was an element of girls standing around with outfits but in actuality it was the third and final year Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger will be doing her Monochromatic May performance. The audience or "color court" as we were called, voted on which clothing was acceptably grey and Trefsger will exclusively wear the clothing for the month of May. She will then photograph herself each day and posts the images on her website:


I had a great time and found myself getting concerned about the differences between silver, grey and green. Of course, I wanted the audience to have more power to control the outcome, like what if we left her with only tops and no bottoms? Judging by her previous works, I think she would have found a way to make it work. I suppose she could have pulled a "Little Edie" and created skirts and pants from tops. Anyway, it was a fun filled evening.

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