Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Ave
Location: Library: Alumni Reading Room
Conversation with the artist Anna Banana in conjunction with her exhibition in the Library.
Anna Banana has been part of the International Mail-Art Network for almost two decades, and is considered as one of the pioneers of Canadian performance art. At the start of her career she developed her own Bananology: in 1971 she launched her newsletter, the Banana Rag, and established an archive, called the Banana Rank, systematising all the information about this popular tropical fruit. On her last European tour she was invited to the Artpool Art Research Center in Budapest, where she presented her video recordings of the Banana Olympics of 1975 and 1980, and conducted scientific banana research among the audience based on the Rorschach test, which explores new psychological depths.