cherophobia

Cherophobia is an experimental, 48-hour durational performance piece that attempts to lift the artist's bound and immobilised body with 20,000 colourful, helium-filled party balloons. It is a piece of contrasts and opposites, a push and pull between the lightness of the balloons and the weight of Lakmaier's small, tied body, between the cheerful, childlike image of a giant bunch of balloons and the discomfort and restraint inherent in the work.

Cherophobia was commissioned by Unlimited for Unlimited Festival 2016, when it took place at Shoreditch Church in London. In 2017 the work toured to Sydney Opera House, where it was performed as part of Antidote Festival.

You can watch a brief video of the performance here

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2017 & 2018, durational performance;

 

photography by Grace Gelder & Joy Stanley

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