INCUBATOR PROJECT | DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO? “As part of the Weisman Art Museum’s creative collaboration residency, I will explore the question: What is behavioral art? It’s a term from China—行为艺术 (xíngwéi yìshù)—that I borrow and adapt. There, behavioral art is typically shocking, extremely physical, and political. Here in the U.S. we would call it performance art, but I’m interested in a more usable everyday version of behavior that brings together art, healing, and activism. I want it to…
Behavioral Art emerges from everyday aspects of mind, body, spirit, and personal and social action. To create behavioral art is to exceed routine daily behavior to remake fundamental perspectives on life. Behavioral Art can be highly personal and private, and at the same time shared and public.
In this workshop, a team of creatives led by Marcus Young and Aki Shibata will live at WAM for two nights and one day, transforming the museum into a place of live experimentation, healing, and deepening of human relations. Through reenactment of historic performance art pieces, performing museum labor, and daily personal rituals, the workshop participants will create a routine where individual relationships and relationships with art merge into a single process: life.
During regular museum hours, the workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. The overnight portion of the workshop is by invitation only.