Outside Macy’s on State Street, there were lots of street performers. I passed by a couple of times, and saw girls riding huge tricycles with video screens on back … a troupe of kite-toting Cirque du Soleil promoters … and, oddest of all, a woman who had wrapped herself in clear plastic.
She was holding a bouquet of white flowers, and wore something that looked like a wedding dress. And she was inside a plastic bag. I mean entirely inside a plastic bag, head to toe. At her feet were a bunch of mechanical baby dolls, also white, kicking and crying in futility.
Now, when I was a kid, my momma taught me not to stick my head in a plastic bag. Intriguing as this performance artist was … well, disturbing may be a better word … I wonder if the woman in the bag didn’t miss this lesson at some crucial point in her childhood.
Check out the video I shot … I think it’s the crying mechanical babies that really gets me.