Fwd: Re: Butterfly-performance
rjparcelles at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 11 13:03:43 EDT 2002
I got this in my inbox and I guess like many of us PS hybrid 9 forgot
to hit "reply" all. I wish to share this with all and in good
conscience (see the word science in there?) I have penned a short
reply AT THE END.
Bob Parcelles, Jr.
Estonia Bound with a net!
--- "P.Sammerud" <hybrid9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:30:11 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "P.Sammerud" <hybrid9 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Butterfly-performance
> To: "Bob Parcelles,Jr." <rjparcelles at yahoo.com>
> --- "Bob Parcelles,Jr." <rjparcelles at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > =================================================>
> > --- "P.s" <hybrid9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > A strange request...In june I will be doing a
> > performance, and it
> > > involves the use of ca. 500 butterflies. In short,
> > I will be
> > > sitting
> > > still, naked and covered in a sugarsolution,
> > attracting hopefully
> > > newly emerged butterflies brought for the purpose,
> > to come and land
> > > on
> > > me since I am covered in sugarsolution. This will
> > happen either
> > > inside
> > > or outside, not decided yet, however, it will only
> > last about half
> > > an
> > > hour or so.
> > > Now, I dont know how to go about it, in order not
> > to inflict damage
> > > either do the butterflies or the local habitat. I
> > believe local
> > > specimens is imperative, without knowing for sure
> > (Estonia).
> > > How can I do this in the best way?
> > >
> > > Any help would be greatly appreciated,
> > ======================
> > Hmmmmmmm! Quite a performance! May I ask is this a
> > public or a
> > semi-private, more *discreet* performance. The
> > reason I ask there are
> > several variables.
> It is a public event;
> > 1) How much of you do you wish to cover? I for
> > instance would need
> > LARGE butterflies.
> Could mean you are small, or big, depend on what part
> of your body your are most anxious to cover I
> guess...No, seriously, the butterflies will make that
> choice actually...I thought about 500 +/- would
> suffice to give the desired impression, its not
> imperative that my whole body is covered, far from...
> > 2) How LARGE are you? Are you male or female? Oh, I
> > see from your e
> > mail address, you are a "hybrid".
> I am a male, but actually I would prefer a female to
> do it for me...However, I doubt that I could find one
> willing in such a short time...So, to answer your
> question; I am 190cm. high, and quite slim.
> > 3) Do you have a permit for this?
> Not sure what you mean, it is an official event, so I
> would think that is no problem. Last year I
> participated as well, though with a different
> performance, but judging from what the participants
> did then, this is nothing....:)
> > 4) Do you intend to wear this "buttefly shirt" for a
> > while, since
> > some species are more active than others? Are you
> > going to be moving
> > around?
> I would like to, but I dont know how the butterflies
> would react to that, so sitting still i probably the
> Why can you only last a half hour or so?
> I can last longer, if need be, but there are several
> performances in the program, I am not the only one, so
> it was a rough estimate. I dont know how butterflies
> react, how long they would sit on me etc. Thats why I
> asked my question in the group, you are the
> > 5) Is this exibition, excuse me ...performance,
> > inside or outside?
> I choose that myself. The performance festival will be
> held in Paide, Estonia. Ideally, from an estethic
> point, outside in the evening would be perfect, but
> from a practical point of view, inside is most
> probable, again dependent on what info about butterfly
> behaviour I get. If inside, it will be in an old
> castle from the middleages. A beautiful building
> > ask this because outside can be risky. Does Estonia
> > have large,
> > painful ants?
> Hope not:)
> > 6) I know of breeders who can doe this but it takes
> > time and money.
> > Do you have much time?
> do you have any money?
> > know butterfies are
> > not for free. I ask this because I have a fear that
> > you may not be
> > gainfully employed.
> In fact I am, as well as being a professional artist.
> I live and work in Holland, though the performance are
> to be held in Estonia this summer, thats why I asked
> about natural habitat etc...
> I fear, quite frankly, that you
> > may not have much
> > time before the men in white suits with the nets
> > might "collect" you
> > and return you to your mental hospital.
> Well, thanks for the concern, but since I havent
> escaped in the first place, it is not a question of a
> return as such...
> > I have I last question...Are you Rene Boutin? :)
> but thanks for replying at least, I simply dont know
> how to go about it in the best way, so I dared my
> question to the newsgroup, though being classified as
> a lunatic for doing so, I almost anticipated...
> Petter Sammerud
> > rjp
> > =====
> > Bob Parcelles, Jr
> > Pinellas Park, FL
> > RJP Associates, C2M-BWPTi
> > rjparcelles at yahoo.com
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naturepotpourri
> > "Change your thoughts and you change your world."
> > - Norman Vincent Peale
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RJP Associates, C2M-BWPTi
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