For this performance, I decided to use canvas, paint, darts, glitter, and water balloons to create art. I inspiration from the film “The Princess Diaries” in which one scene the characters throw darts at water balloons filled to the brim with darts to relieve stress.
However, in their performance they did not do it to create art from the paint. In my case, I decided to barely fill the water balloons with paint so that I could fill the rest with air and have the paint splatter when popped instead of drip. I also decided to fill some of the balloons with air and glitter to add another element to the canvas, knowing the glitter would stick to the paint. Once the balloons were filled, I attached them directly to the canvases with push pins. I put cardboard in the space behind the canvases to prevent them from getting destroyed in the process. I placed the canvases on a ladder with bungee cords to secure them.
Once this was done, the fun could begin. I stood away and threw darts at the balloons so they would pop and create unpredictable colorful and sparkly art. When I was all done, I think it was a big success, especially the second canvas because I added more glitter in the balloons.