COCOBUTTONS by Ari Tabei 8/29/2009
Le Petit Versailles presents
COCOBUTTONS by Ari Tabei.
Saturday August 29th @ 7:30 pm
Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston St. <>
212 529 8815
Subway: F/V- Second Ave. – J/M/F- Delancey/Essex
COCOBUTTONS: Combination of installation, video projection and live performance. Ari Tabei constructs a cocoon-shaped bag, cover its walls with numerous buttons connected with red thread. As shaman in a red dress, she performs her ritual play, being in and out of the cocoon-bag. Her wish is to connect her cocoon-shelter reality to the world by the magical power of buttons.
Bio- Ari Tabei
Born and raised in Tokyo. Received MFA from University of Connecticut in sculpture and video performance art in May 2007. Participated in several residencies including: Chashama, Vermont Studio Center and LMCC Swing Space. Awarded the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship for 2008-2009. Currently works with Smack Mellon Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY.
- LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
- Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education.
- Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
- Additional support, in part, by public funds from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.