Live Art Installation
Paul’s contemporary 'Homeward Bound'
Contemporary artist Paul Frank Wagner teamed with DJ John Cove on Friday, June 13 at Six Senses Con Dao for a live rope painting installation set centrally in the resort’s Marketplace.
Guests gathered to watch the installation that used ropes from the local fishing community, highlighted by a single purple rope to represent Six Senses while music and recorded sounds from Paul’s travels intertwined seamlessly.
The performance lasted nearly two hours, after which Paul removed the artwork to complete the second phase; a scaled-down rope painting sold by silent auction in the resort’s gallery. All proceeds from the sale will be used to launch the first professional swimming lessons on Con Son Island in association with Swim Vietnam. According to the Australian-run NGO, “Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children over the age of one in Vietnam. Vietnam Ministry of Health Statistics state that at least 10 children drown here every day. Many of these lives could be saved if the children knew how to swim. It is described as the "silent epidemic" by many international aid agencies. (e.g. UNICEF, TASC).”
Using the inspiration of the annual turtle nesting migration, Paul created the piece uniquely for the resort and its guests. Paul Frank Wagner is a contemporary artist based in Paris. His art is strongly influenced by what was coined in the 1960's as Arte Povera, or "poor art". His work is based on Guests can bid on the piece directly at the resort or by email. The auction runs through September 30, 2014 and opened with a starting bid of US $3,100.
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