Untitled Installation/Mudman Performance 1990

Kim Jones
Kim Jones: December 15 – 16, 1990
Materials
paint, sticks, earth, photographs, newspaper

Kim Jones installation occupies two rooms whose floors are covered with mud splattered newspapers Spider-like forms made of bare tree branches hang from the...

Description

Kim Jones’ installation occupies two rooms whose floors are covered with mud splattered newspapers. Spider-like forms made of bare tree branches hang from the ceilings and lie on the floor. Masses of rats and trees are drawn around the walls of one room.

As a performance artist, Jones covers his nearly nude body with mud and carries a heavy weight of branches, evoking images of his time spent as a Marine in Vietnam. With his appearance altered, he walks about the gallery and talks with visitors in unplanned encounters about whatever topics may arise.