|PAPO COLO: JUMPING THE FENCES|
A Performance Project
January - December 2007
The action of jumping 51 fences in different locations around the city, and around the world. The artist wears a mask like disguise to remain
anonymous. The purpose of this performance is to transgress those limitations, giving the artist a physical and intellectual freedom to discover
the unknown; what lay on the other side of the fence.
The documentation of this piece includes a poem and photos for each jump of the fence. Fences protect and isolate. They are a demarcation of an area, a symbol of possession, a 'keep off' sign and a command to stay within an area. They divide and unify, provide security and project fear. Their duality is our history. Fences and borders are reasons for war. They represent differences, our limitation for communication, territorial control, and a psychological fright to people, ideas and cultures.
JUMPING THE FENCES is photography, performance, poetry, history and travelogue in a time space of 12 months.
RENAGADES: 25 years of performance art at Exit Art, NYC
Renegades is a history of performance that was produced or presented at Exit Art over a 25-year period. This collection of videos examines Exit Art’s seminal place in the history of performance.
RENEGADES, highlights Exit Art’s history of fostering and presenting performance art in New York City. Drawn directly from their archive, this series of videos offers the opportunity to revisit a number of historically
important performances as well as exhibitions that explored the contemporary history of performance art.
ABOUT EXIT ART, NYC
Founded in 1982 by Directors Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art is a nonprofit cultural center in New York City with the mission to explore the rich diversity of voices and cultures that continually shape contemporary art and ideas in America. Exit Art produces experimental, historical and unique presentations of aesthetic, social, political and environmental issues. Exit Art is internationally recognized for its unmatched spirit of inventiveness and consistent ability to anticipate the newest trends in the culture.