124 UMBRELLAS

The 2 hour performance took place at the Eco Pavilion, one of the 5 pavilions I designed fusing my design work at Ab Rogers Design and my own practice as perfromance maker.  Because of wind and sun the pavilion needed a constant gardener. In the morning, the structure would open like a blossoming flower, forming a vibrantly coloured central canopy. In the evening, it would be transformed into a forest of singular poles. Counting the 124 handcrafted, hand-painted, cotton Chiang Mai Umbrellas.
The performance was a ritual that between performer and audience explored space through a directed movement, and engaging with elements specific to the architecture and its programming.

Click here to see a video of the performance.

Photographing, filming by Wonderfruit and editing by Laurence J Moss