The Blue of Distance (2013)

“First there is nothing, then there is a deep nothing, and then a deep blue…”
Gaston Bachelard, Air and Dreams

THE BLUE OF DISTANCE, was a durational performance installation that took two works by Yves Klein as its main starting points; Klein’s Anthropométry performance events from the 1960s – in which he conducted naked female models as they covered themselves in paint and made imprints of their bodies onto canvases – and his 1960 photomontage Leap Into the Void which apparently shows him leaping off a wall on a quiet Paris street.

THE BLUE OF DISTANCE was performed at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith as part of the Forest Fringe programme in August 2013.

Part of The Death Jump Series made in collaboration with Cara Berger and Rob Jones, a project mapping and responding to a series of dangerous jumps from the 20th and 21st century.

photo credit: Cara Berger

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