COCOBUTTONS by Ari Tabei 8/29/2009

Le Petit Versailles presents


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.



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.


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