Congratulations to d.k. Pan, a deserving recipient of a 2011 Stranger Genius Award!
D.k. has masterminded all kinds of brilliant, subversive, funny, charming, pioneering (and I could keep piling on the superlatives) projects from The Bridge Motel to My Mother My Father to Free Sheep Foundation to.
I was thrilled to have him create 66 Ways of Water Magic for TLW.
In this work, Dk in collaboration with NKO – working together as Free Sheep Foundation, created a participatory and performative work that took into consideration The Walk as pilgrimage and ritual. They hand-silk screened t-shirts emblazoned with “Time is Memory” in large block letters. Each Walker received a t-shirt with another Walker’s name printed on it’s wrapper along with a bottle of water. Each Walker needed to find the recipient of their t-shirt and then design a water ritual for them. However, a walker couldn’t give away the shirt until they got their own.
D.k. set the ball rolling by pouring the bottle of water of my head, giving a slight bow, and handing me my shirt. I then had to find the owner of the shirt I was in possession of and likewise devise an exchange. These ritual exchanges ranged from the personal to the timid to The Fern Dance™