Performance Piece Everard Read/Circa, Cape Town
As part of the Cubicle Series Exhibition at Everard Read / Circa Arabella Caccia painted a painting in performance with cellist Jessica Bailey. They spontaneously improvised responding to one another. The performance was recorded on film and after 4 consecutive days, the performance concluded.
The painting remained on the wall of the Gallery at Everard Read for the duration of the exhibition and was then painted out. It was a performance to capture the creative process of two artists creating in response to each other. The art was the energy that was created between the two performers, in the moment in time. When the sound stopped and the painting was no longer being made the performance was over. The painting was painted over with white paint.
The performance by Arabella Caccia and Jessica Bailey acknowledges the importance of the creative process itself and the energy that it generates which flows from it out into the world.