Xavier Cha’s performance for the Opening Night of the Public sector of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015 featured a choreographed tractor-tire routine by two extremely athletic and muscular men along one of the long pathways in Collins Park. On an adjacent path, a female tai chi master moved through a series of slow and fluid tai chi forms. “These disparate approaches to manipulating the body and space underscore cultures of extreme athleticism and the highly competitive, yet self-improving, ethos of the contemporary art world.” This video focuses on the tractor-tire part.
Xavier Cha: Supreme Ultimate Exercise (2015). Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Public Sector Opening Night, December 2, 2015.
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