|Tony Labat, I WANT YOU, a project for Live Art at SFMOMA. Design by MendeDesign. Photography by George Westcot.|
If you recall, back in September Tony Labat staged an event in the Wattis Theater, riffing on the iconic “I Want You” army recruitment campaigns, asking Bay Area residents to make their own demands of the public in live performances, with the audience determining the five winners via scantron-style voting. The winners have had their slogans—and their likenesses—transformed into posters which are going up all over town next week. And all over the blog in coming days.
This is Bird, a.k.a., Nicole Mills-Novoa:
“Hola, mi amo Nicole but my friends call me Bird. I love making puppets, singing the blues, writing short plays, I love mayonaise, falling in love, drinking earl grey tea with honey from sweet tea cups, whales, pandas, the Giant Saterniid Moths, Jazz, creating my very own personal mythologies, lasagna, speaking my mind, watching old Italian movies such as The Bicycle Thief, I love playing records, big wicker baskets filled with yarn, old log cabins that smell of wood burning stoves, true social justice, living by the Girl Scout Law, reading books in my over stuffed chair, glasses of Makers Mark on the rocks, going to rock shows, saying and hearing the things that no one wants to say or hear, living on sailboats, old ladies holding hands in the park, compasses, old suit cases with secret lives, hearing and telling stories, and bicycles with baskets.”