Performance Art and Massive Installation at the 2015 Coachella Music Festival
A dozen actors dressed in latex hippo masks and business suits populate the performance art installation, a three-story-high, glass-windowed office building erected in the middle of Coachella’s Empire Polo Field. Approximating the worst of office culture, grunting employees rummage wildly through file cabinets, smash malfunctioning printers, snort angrily into the phone, sleep under their desks and have “secret” office romances with one another. The CEO practices his putting skills on the top floor, a helicopter waiting for him (rotor spinning) on the roof above. I worked with artists Dedo Vabo to create the installation as well as performed as a hippo during the music festival.
- 40 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2015 (Rolling Stones Magazine)
- What’s it like to be a Hippo inside Corporate Headquarters at Coachella? (LA Weekly)
- How Corporate Headquarters Faired at Coachella Music Festival (Huffington Post)
- Caution, hippos working: Inside Coachella’s ‘Corporate Headquarters’ (LA Times)