Friday, December 3, 2010

Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea

Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea.Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea

Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea.Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea

Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea.Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea

Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea.Lisa Berczel Body Painting Festival in Daegu, South Korea

The term 'international' in Korea does not necessarily mean an international crowd. Quite a few special guests and competitors, however, were from beyond Korea's borders. Above is one of the American artists brought in as a special guest, Lisa Berczel. Surprisingly, she was one of the few artists to have any sort of promotional / marketing material - and thus is one of the few names I can associate with the artwork.

It's worth noting that rent-a-cop-style 'security' attempted to keep photographers from taking pictures of people in a public space. These ever-courteous 'officers' made the universal hands-crossed-in-an-X sign along with the hand-in-the-front-of-the-camera hand in an attempt to keep photographers at bay. The hilarious result was a cat-and-mouse game of photographers - with long telephoto lenses used to getting the shot through the crowd - and security personnel unsure of what exactly the rules were. Outnumbered by photographers perhaps ten-to-one, they were assisted by volunteers who stayed with some artists.

The choice of giving the photographers a hard time or giving them carte blanche seemed to be left up to the artist. Thankfully, more than a few of the models were happy to smile for photo.

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