CAYLA SKILLIN-BRAUCHLE

Copyright Cayla Skillin-Brauchle (2010-2014)

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CONJURING GOOD LUCK
Interactive Performance and Installation at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

This installation/performance is inspired by the "good luck charms" constructed of a string of limes and chilies that are prevalent throughout India. During the performance patrons filled out "request forms" that indicated the amount of luck they needed and why they needed it. I would then invite them to sit or stand as I made the good luck charm, which provided 3-5 minutes to connect. In this time we discussed the idea of luck, leading to unexpectedly intimate conversations. While the "good luck" charm made during this performance may or may not provide us with "luck," it does allow us to fully form/verbalize our worries and wishes.

The wall painting is constructed of turmeric, hand-cut vinyl, a mixed media drawing of the third eye, limes, and chilies.