The 60s Show: A Be-In & Go-Go
This live multimedia Happening was commissioned for MOCA Jacksonville’s ReFocus: Art of the 1960s. It featured action painting, 60's music, dance, as well as multimedia projections by video artist David C. Montgomery. I collaborated with choreographer Mayra Fernandez and the Rhythm & Flow drumming community to recreate the Human Be-In of 1967 in and around the museum. Over 70 'hippie' dancers and drummers filled the area with impromptu performances.
In the theater, the show opened with a ceremonial ‘paint offering’ with futuristic concubine maidens. Act II was a 1960’s Go-Go. I paint-danced Go-Go style to ‘Shotgun’ atop two paintings featuring civil rights protests and women’s liberation demonstrations. To ‘These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ I painted makeup on the face of Edie Sedgwick using my hands and feet.
MOCA Jacksonville reported the highest turnout on record during an Artwalk.