Wall Street Journal Features our Bodypaint Car Performance at the New York International Auto Show

 

Trina Merry Human Car Bodypaint Body Art Bodypainting New York Auto Show

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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.

Wall Street Journal did a special feature on us which you can view HERE.

The process:

NYIAS Process

Stepping on Stage:

NYIAS Alamy

The Cast and Crew after the performances:

NYIAS Alamy2

NYIAS Cast and Crew

 

Artist TRINA MERRY, and her Trina Merry Studios, created a piece of living art, where models' bodies are painted and then positioned to resemble a red car, on view at the Media Party after the first day of the New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. The artwork recreated the NYIAS poster. This was Press Preview Day one of NYIAS, and the Trade Show will be open to the public for ten days, March 25th through April 3rd.

Artist TRINA MERRY, and her Trina Merry Studios, created a piece of living art, where models’ bodies are painted and then positioned to resemble a red car, on view at the Media Party after the first day of the New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. The artwork recreated the NYIAS poster.

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