DON'T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT ONE

Non-performance Art : 2012-2014

MARK ALLEN BODYBAGS are custom designed, tailored, and hand-crafted, made from vinyl leathers and faux fur interior. Complete with handles, these absurdist luxury items take materialism to the next level, equating a bodybag to a large purse or luggage item. I have taken these bodybags around the world, laying inside in public places in what I refer to as "non-performances." By activating a public space by pretending to be dead, the audience becomes the subject. The performance videos document public reaction, as they each attempt to discover who is feigning death and why.