Posts Tagged ‘wish’

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2015


Great time to post about my “wishbone performance” at the Day de Dada Performance Art Collective “What do you WISH?” exhibit at SI ARTS Culture Lounge in the Staten Island Ferry terminal.

As one of the “wish sisters” I –

1. Asked if the person ever participated in breaking a wishbone

2. Explain proper wishbone breaking procedure, using the small finger wrapped around the wishbone and then pulling (after you have decided on your wish)

3. Broke the bone

I had purchased online, a bunch of synthetic wishbones and for whatever reason they always broke in my favor. I was feeling bad that no one was getting their wish and so started giving the bone to two people and asking them to do it together so that someone besides me would get the lucky piece.

Using a wishbone dates back over 2400 years. Etruscan people believed that fowl could predict the future. When a chicken died it’s furcula was laid in the sun to dry in hopes of preserving the divine powers. When there were not enough bones available, people fought over them and when they broke it was believed that the person who got the larger piece was the lucky one. When the pilgrims came to the America they started using turkey bones for their wish making tradition.

> Wish Sister, Mary Campbell performed at Day de Dada “What do you WISH?” exhibit at SI ARTS Culture Lounge on August 8, 2015.

Day de Dada at the St George Festival

March 18, 2015

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Day de Dada at St George Day, Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Join Day de Dada for a mail art workshop.  The theme is ‘wishes’ and we will have all the materials ready for you to create mail art to send out or to be displayed at “What Do You Wish?” at the Staten Island Ferry Culture Lounge this summer July through September.

Mail art (also known as Postal art and Correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. It initially developed out of the Fluxus movement in the 1950s and 60s, though it has since developed into a global movement that continues to the present.” from Wikipedia

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What Do You Wish ?

March 18, 2015

Day de Dada has been collecting wishes for the last year and drawing them on maps, collecting them in the air, whispering them, fanning them, and planting them so they can grow.  Some wishes have been rolled into beads, some have been tossed like a coin in a fountain, and some have been released by fire.  There is great power in a disclosed wish, it begins an energy movement.

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Have you thought about your wishes? Are you willing to share them? You can express your wishes by mail or in person  July 16 – Sept. 20, 2015 at SI Arts Culture Lounge in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

On view will be a wish filled collection of international mail art and video, and a sound installation. Culture Lounge visitors have the opportunity to make their own wishes, write a wish on a cloth strip and tie it on the fence installation, create mail art wishes to send off to someone or make a wish on the spot by selecting a traditional or non-traditional wishing action. The Wish Sisters will be in person collecting wishes at various times throughout the exhibit.


To find out how to send your wishes by mail. Click here for “What Do You Wish?” Mail Art Call

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wish upon a star, on a penny, on a wishbone, on a rainbow, a straw wrapper, a found eyelash, birthday candles, a white horse, a wishing well, ladybugs, dandelions, falling leaves…..

“What Do You Wish For?” Deep Tanks, Second Saturday Staten Island 9/13/14

September 30, 2014

“What Do You Wish For?”  Deep Tanks, Second Saturday Staten Island September 13, 2014

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective