“leaky rad continued” is a multi-form performance and installation. It is a body of work exploring duality; researching design principles, a snake thematic, body movement and negative space.

The first rendition of “leaky rad continued” is a film/animation, performance and drawings. It explores the relationship between movement and mark-making.

This video premiered in June 2020 at Drawing Us In II: A Virtual Artist Residency, organized by the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, Florida in collaboration with L'AiR Arts International Residency in Paris, France.






“leaky rad continued” is a multi-form performance and installation. It is a body of work exploring duality, researching body movement, the snake, negative space and design principles. My research juxtaposes the multilateral structure of physical movement with perceived contortions of snakes. The result is a multi-faceted installation exploring and subverting a historical human verses snake relationship.


The snake motif is used as a metaphor for strength and renewal. Exploration of the snake vs human is explored by delving into civilizations that use snakes in its symbology. They are significant in culture, medicine and mythology. I am researching the snake through a lens of happenings in civilizations both in ancient times (Egyptian and Roman) through to self-expression and current cultural climate. This research is the basis of a film/animation, performative monologue, drawings and sculpture.

Read more about the premiere this June at L’AiR Arts
http://www.lairarts.com/blog/drawing-us-in-virtual-arts-residency

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© Nicole Shimonek 2020