'Paradisio,' Summer gala benefit
at the Watermill Center, Long Island, New York.
Gimme Shelter was a performance/installation that I created for the Paradiso Gala Benefit at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York. The performance took place at the Gala Benefit Evening on the 26th of July. The work was produced over a two week period and was a collaboration with performers Christopher Ioan Roberts (Australia), Christopher J Staley (America), and Sama Al Wasmi (Kuwait). The theme of the benefit was Paradise and we aimed to produce an impossible paradise garden in which the viewer could enter but always remained an ineffective observer. Many thanks to Chris, Chris and Sama, Adi Nachman, Robert Wilson and countless others for such an amazing experience.