Manhattan’s Financial District the Site for Performances based on Mariko Mori Drawings and Jeff Koons’ Life

August 22nd, 2008

Blakeley White-McGuire, in front of Jeff Koons’s Red Flower sculpture via LMCC

This week in lower Manhattan, two sculptures in the Financial District were integrated into a series of performances entitled “Hostile Takeover”, by Richard Move’s Moveopolis! dance company. On Tuesday, “Mariko Mori Drawings”, a piece based on Japanese anime, was held at William Tarr’s Rejected Skin sculpture on Water Street. Then on Wednesday, Blakeley White-McGuire, a former Martha Graham dancer performed “Red Cicciolina” in front of the 7 World Trade Center site of Jeff Koons’ sculpture. White-McGuire portrays La Cicciolina, former Italian cabinet member and porn star, as well as ex-wife of artist Koons.

Move In and Around Manhattan [NYSun]
Lady Talk [TimeOut]
Richard Move’s MoveOpolis! [LMCC]

Dawn Dunnings performing in Mariko Mori Musings, via Urbanblitz

“Mariko Mori Musings” was inspired by Japanese Anime, with a modern take on Butoh dance. This was the second dance in Richard Move and MoveOpolis! six part series Hostile Takeover.