Ghost Performance Art by David Senior
David: What’s up. Nice to see you!
Ghost: (wincing) Very funny, smart guy.
David: Yeah – sorry. Can never resist that joke.
Ghost: (laughing) Whatever! You’re a goofball.
David: What’s new? Do anything fun for Halloween?
Ghost: Had a couple gigs – it’s kind of a working holiday. Took our baby out though – that was fun. We have a parade in our neighborhood for the kids.
David: That’s right – you had a kid! Saw some pictures you put up on Facebook. It’s cool how you tag them so we know the little one is in the shot!
Ghost: Yeah! We’ve been going a little crazy with the photos. She’s just starting to float around a bit now and she said her first little “boo” the other day.
David: How about work – you able to get in the studio at all?
Ghost: Yeah. It’s actually been a good time for making work. Been making really minimal sculptures at home, writing some poems. I thought of you too because I’m thinking of making a book of performance documentation.
David: Yeah? That sounds super. I now you’ve always had a hard time getting that work out there, getting it seen.
Ghost: I’d really like to make a little book of the site-specific performances that I do. Especially the one “Ghost in the Machine” that I did in the subway last year. That one’s really important to me.
David: Super. It does seem important – to provide a bit more info. An artist’s book can be a great way to document a performance… I mean I know the limitations you face with this work.
Ghost: SORRY – Don’t want to be a drag. I know we’ve talked about this before. I just put so much energy and time into my events and the public is always so unresponsive. It’s frustrating.
David: Yeah (awkward pause). What you are doing is really… subtle.
Ghost: You mean, because I am invisible.
Adam O’Reilly, Aki Goto, Ari Marcopoulos, Buffy Noble, C.E aka Cavempt, David Senior, Estelle Hanania, Hayan Kam Nakache, Izet Sheshivari, Josse Bailly, Lisa Holzer, Maia Ruth Lee, Mehdi Hercberg, Shoboshobo, Virginia Overell
Published by Innen with support from the Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva, Switzerland