"Best $2k I Ever Spent!": Audience Participation At Art Basel

by Chiara Atik · December 7, 2009

    Interactive Public Performance Art: That phrase is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many New Yorkers, but in Miami, Art Basel revelers threw themselves wholeheartedly into "Peace, Dance, Art". What can we say? Things are different there. [All photos by Joe Schildhorn for PMc]. The event/performance/experience was sponsored by Interview Magazine and Ben & Jerry's, and was curated by Natalie Kovacs. The interactive art performance consisted of dancers and locals mimicking the movement of the ocean (I know, I know...like I said, art), which showcases (somehow?) the need for global peace and ecological preservation.  The event culminated in a conceptual human sculpture in the shape of a peace symbol, after which participants made a campfire and sang Kumbaya. Just kidding about that last part.

    It all seems a little hippy-dippy, but maybe that's what constant sunlight does to you.

    Sarah Bradford, Chelsea Leyland