WEST HOLLYWOOD – Los Angeles-based artist Richard Kraft’s performance piece “100 Walkers, West Hollywood” will stride through the city on April 18. The performance will feature volunteers or “walkers” wearing a suit, bowler hat, and sandwich board illustrating “thought-provoking visual and verbal lexica,” according to the city website.
The sandwich boards’ images and texts are tailored to converse with West Hollywood’s communities and history: they will not have advertisement, but imagery detailed with portraits, war and resistance photographs, and aphorisms.
The project will start from the West Hollywood Library at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.; walkers will rendezvous at the El Tovar parking lot, beneath Shepard Fairey’s “Peace Elephant” mural. The walk’s honorary starter will call a singular phrase out to each of the 100 walkers, releasing them.
The walkers will not speak; however, they will move throughout the city on a predetermined route to spark conversation and pass out calling cards to curious observers.
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