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Eyes Closed with Pinata

Eyes Closed with Pinata (© Cilna Katzke)

In Eyes Closed with Piñata, the third instalment of the Eyes Closed series, the destructive game of beating a piñata is contrasted by the quiet aesthetic of the art gallery. Fragile papier mâché piñatas float in the air: an expectation of violence.  The audience infiltrates this vulnerable space in which ordinary, blindfolded people are monumentalised atop pedestals. Living, breathing sculptures: blind yet armed, close enough to touch, and just about to hit.

Conceptualised by Steven van Wyk and Thalia Laric