Bodybuilding. A Marimekko Experience

March 13th. 7:30 – 9:30 PM

altMarimekko Miami will collaborate with Miami’s Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH) to present a “bodybuilding” performance Saturday, March 13th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  Coinciding with the Design District’s Art + Design Night, Marimekko Miami’s storefront windows will set the stage for ten students in a live performance produced by Fernando Calzadilla, a renowned performance artist and teacher at DASH. The students will engage in a dynamic, unrehearsed exploration of architectural form and costume construction using Marimekko’s signature fabrics.

Without scissors or a sewing machine, the students will work in pairs within the confines of the provided materials: clips, tape, staples, balsa wood sticks and fabric of various sizes. As one member of the pair focuses on design, the other will play the role of “bodybuilder” – their body operating as the support structure for the architecture/costume.  Viewable from inside and outside of Marimekko’s 3,157 square-foot store, the students’ improvisations will be completely in-the- moment, a perfect warm-up for an Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 performance.

Marimekko is a leading Finnish design company established in 1951. Made famous in the US when Jackie Kennedy wore a Marimekko dress on the cover of Life magazine. The combination of creative design and excellent workmanship has won Marimekko products high international renown and enduring success.

Marimekko Miami
3940 North Miami Ave

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