HANDSHAKE 59 (Mix and Match)       RETURN

Mix and Match 59 was first performed on 10/7/2016 as an Artist Action at the opening of the exhibition Enacting the Text : Performing with Words, curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful at The Center For Book Arts. Irina Danilova marked the number 5 or 9 on the hands of the participating audience, prompting random coincidental interactions while performing the number 59 in the shape of a handshake. On 11.13.2016 Irina Danilova and Hiram Levy performed Mix and Match 59 in Florida as part of Art in Odd Places: PLAY Orlando. Mix and Match 5&9 was celebrating the oldest documented handshake (ancient Greece 5th-century BC stele, Pergamon Museum, Berlin) and this century a 9 hour handshake performance by two friends from Iowa, Kevin Whittaker and Cory Jens.

Opening Reception for Enacting the Text : Performing with Words

Mix and Match 5&9, an interactive handshake street performance

at AiOP 2016: PLAY Orlando in Florida on November 11 - 13

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