Wall Street Journal Features our Bodypaint Car Performance at the New York International Auto Show
I art directed the painting of 15 models for the New York International Auto Show, partnering with Sharp Entertainment on logistics for the event. I hired Nix Herrera and Wiser Oner to help lead bodypaint this event (Sci Fi’s “Face Off” & “Naked Vegas“). We created a human car and painted 5 circus performers, two days in a row for a press preview day and a party for the VIP auto vendors. These dynamic ambient performances were each 2 hours long, adding to the theme and entertainment of the parties.
Wiser and my team re-created the car from the marketing poster out of people. The marketing poster was blown up to make a giant backdrop and the performance was on a stage. The performers were on some small staging props covered with black fabric. They held the pose for about 10-20 minutes and then broke apart for 5 minutes to do some improvised movement before moving back into position onto slight staging. Nix’s team painted 5 circus performers in the colors/theme of the party. The performers, contortionist, aerialist, and dancers, did ambient movement for 2 hours with a few breaks and were staged all around the different areas in the room. It was really something cool to see.
Stepping on Stage:
The Cast and Crew after the performances: