Artist’s Notebook: Leslie Kulesh

10.21.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, London artist Leslie Kulesh talks about building the set for her performance Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

The idea was to create a set on the floor that would look like an endless scroll background for a performance piece I had choreographed to be shot from above in a single take.

I go into a meditative dream sequence wearing a blue camouflage jumpsuit and floating in what the camera sees as unending pink camouflage.

With no clear boundaries, the set furthers the hyperlinked thinking I mouth to camera.

Watch Leslie’s performance from 10:10 to 17:13. Your mantra:  “Focus. If Britney can make it through 2007, I can make it through this day!”

Double Dip Concession will be screening (with Arabic subtitles) from November 10th at CIC in Cairo, Egypt.

Previous Artist’s Notebook selects:

Artist’s Notebook: Andrew Ohanesian
Artist’s Notebook: Saoirse Wall
Artist’s Notebook: Jesse Darling
Artist’s Notebook: Addie Wagenknecht
Artist’s Notebook: Anthony Antonellis
Artist’s Notebook: Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw
Artist’s Notebook: Angela Washko
Artist’s Notebook: Rollin Leonard