It has been quite common to have a living statue act or two at Buskerfest. This year it was the German busker Blanko, whose act was largely silent, starting out by sitting on this pedestal, all dressed in white, including white makeup on his exposed skin. Paint brushes and choices of paint were positioned close by. All that white was a canvas for the audience to start painting on. It started with one person, and before long everyone was getting involved. The end result is an interactive experience, and that Blanko will never look the same way in two sessions. I have added this post into Sami's Monday Mural theme.
My goodness! Blanko is very patient.ReplyDelete
What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Eine tolle Idee und eine Freude für die mit dem Pinsel in der Hand.ReplyDelete
HOW does he do that?? :-) Wow!!ReplyDelete
Muito original esta estátua viva.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
What an event for the children to paint him.ReplyDelete
..what a creative idea!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful experience that must be, the performance artist must have great stillness and patience too:)ReplyDelete
Incredible! I’ve never seen it before!ReplyDelete
i always wonder how folks like that seat still for so long??! i mean u gotta itch sometime? lol!! ( ;ReplyDelete
Hello, it looks like a fun time. I do not think I could sit still too long. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! You make Ottawa look like a theme park of fun!ReplyDelete
What a great concept!ReplyDelete
@Linda: he was!ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: it was a blast to see.
@Noke: thank you.
@Sandi: a whole lot of patience.
@Marianne: they enjoyed it.
@Tom: it was!
@Marie: this kind of living statue was a first for me.
@Beth: he moves a bit, but not much.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Maywyn: it was fun.
The audience really got involved in that one.ReplyDelete
That's a clever idea if not a messy one.ReplyDelete
What a brilliant idea to include the public in his act. Love it!ReplyDelete
I wondered how he didn't sneeze when his nose was painted.ReplyDelete
cheers, parsnip and badger
I love it and so does the audience.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: it is!ReplyDelete
@Red: they did!
@Sharon: very messy! The paint must be water soluble, but I wonder if he just throws out the clothes or launders.
@Marleen: it's a terrific concept.
@Parsnip: he must not!
@Bill: it was a blast.
What a terrific idea, I'd love to see that. I wonder how he gets the paint off his face. And inside his ears....ReplyDelete
I'd like to see the reference to the batman novel featuring the Forth Bridge!!
never seen it before ;-). and I still can't imagine how they can stay still so long.ReplyDelete
I love the concept of a living statue!ReplyDelete
A living canvas.. tres cool and I can see he was really popular with the kids ☺ReplyDelete
Fascinating event and photos! Wow!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@Shammickite: it's got to be water soluble, but he has to take a serious shower in between sets!ReplyDelete
@Klara: it must take a lot of discipline.
@Michelle: they're fun to watch.
@Cloudia: it is indeed.
@Grace: he was!
These always intrigue me but the painting is something I haven't seen before! That's pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Good idea about using one of the photos for the Monday Mural group posts.ReplyDelete
Pretty smart of the guy to get the audience involved.
What a cool idea and fun for all. He must have been extremely patient to sit there so quietly.ReplyDelete
Now that is a fun idea!!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure about this one!!!! :QReplyDelete
Wow! I have never seen anything like it!ReplyDelete
I’ve never seen anything like it!
All the best Jan
@Jeanie: it was something to see!ReplyDelete
@Pat: it was, yes.
@Sami: he had to be.
@Jenn: very much so.
@Jennifer: I thought it was hilarious.
@Lea: it was unique to me too.
@Klara: very much so.