ACTION POEM

THE CENTEPEDE (EL SIENPIES) - 1971 London, England

"It was performed in 1971 at the Speaker's Corner of London Hyde Park. The 

realization of this expression involved a large strip of the colorful strip, in which 

there were compartments made in order to create a space for each of the 

participants. Once these compartments were occupied, the centipede walked 

through the crowd, breaking into the human mass with its cheerful color. This 

"synchronized expression" as the artist would later classify it, as it prevents 

participants from acting individually, was also presented at Alexandra Park, 

during the festival the festival of life in London."


-Katherine Chacon


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