The performance that will take place on August 8th incorporates the use of the three mazes already installed on the sidewalk and on display at Gallery CA, Baltimore, three 9' tall hanging black fabric "hoods" above the mazes, and two unique female performers that will find their way out of the maze and mark their path with chalk. The performers movements are restricted by the fabric that surrounds them.
One maze at the far right will be completely filled in with chalk. The oppressive black fabric hood will flow in the wind no longer trapping a female. This represents the collective success of past females to navigate life. The chalk will serve as the passing on of knowledge and experience. Used pieces of chalk will be strewn in the vicinity of the second and third mazes. The other two performers will reach and grab for knowledge outside their lives. It's up to the performer to choose the color and the technique of completing the maze; calmly, aggressively, incompletely, and even in a combination or a cycle of all of the above. They will be drawing from personal experiences and in recognition of the strife and struggle of females around the world. The performance will finish when the two performers find their way out of the maze. Unlike Theseus of Greek mythology, Ariadne did not give us a skein of thread to help us find our way out of the maze.