photo by Tom Farebrother
I have recently watched both of these movies. They both explore the life of people who make their living as street performers. In both films the the people working the street are treated with sensitivity and respect. Their lives are in some ways very difficult and yet they have chosen their path and have found their own unique rewards.
I have always felt that there is something very ancient about a person on the street doing some kind of performance to catch a passerbys attention and loose change. I have spent a fair share of my own time on the street playing music. Yesterday I was on the corner of Ottawa and Monroe with my daughter Rose. We were standing out in front of MadCap Coffee Company with our Wonder Wagon open and art displayed. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet a lot of new people on the street and sell a few things. We were also able to talk to people about our instalation Perspective Lifters installed at MadCap.