Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show, Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, Texas, 2014 Elena
Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project
Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show Cross-roads, inside-out, social involvement
curator Noah Khoshbin
November 7th & 8th, 2014
Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Daniel González has been invited from Noah Khoshbin, curator of Robert Wilson Watermill Center (Long Island, NY) to upcoming edition of Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, Texas with the performance Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show. Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show is an appropriation act of the streets of San Antonio through a high-impact performance during the nights of Luminaria Festival. Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show is a project that gives citizens and social communities of San Antonio the opportunity to share a piece of their domestic life and to dissolve the boundaries between public and private.
Ten women will be walking down a red carpet placed on a San Antonio street, wearing black clothes and Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project sculpture-shoes. Chandeliers and lamps will be hanging on or will be carried by the performers. The lamps will be strategically placed to illuminate the sculpture-shoes as makeshift spotlights.
Turning meanings and roles upside-down, Daniel González takes everyday objects that are normally connected to daily gestures inside private spaces and brings them outside on the street. This action changes commonly accepted conventions that assume preconceived roles for everything that surrounds us: what was once domestic becomes public but it still carries with it the memory of its private life. What was simply useful becomes the archetype of beauty by changing context.
Daniel González will invite each citizen to bring a lamp from home to be part of the performing event. Whether these lamps were bought or given as a present, whether they are new or old, transcending taste and category, they will all be stars on the streets of San Antonio.
Artistic Director: Noah Khoshbin Co-Curator of Artistic Programming: Zoe Kirkpatrick Executive Producer: Ethel Shipton, Executive Consultant, Ali Hossaini Project by Daniel González Project assistant: Elena Girelli Models: Lani Engler, Pamela Gomez, Barbara Miñarro, Laura Odegaard, Diamond Mascorro, Eva Podanoffsky, Azure Ramos, Mariel Sanchez, Gabriela Sierra, Lilia Zamarripa Music: “Tuppelo” – “Esseghelo Tropical” Ninos du Brasil Volunteers: Molly Knutson, Veronika Guerra, Cass Libhart Photos: Bear Kirkpatrick, Sam Khoshbin Video making: Chad Gamez Special thanks: Noah Khoshbin, Zoe Kirkpatrick, Jen Khoshbin, Sarah Fisch, Bear Kirkpatrick, Agosto Cuellar, Patricia Lujuan, David Zamarripa, Kathy Armstrong, Southwest School of Arts, San Antonio, TX Thanks to: All lamp donors and non-professional models with their friends and relatives, City of San Antonio to allow the flash mob performances, All volunteers and staff of Luminaria Festival