CREATING CONSCIOUSNESS: Performance art with Diego Bowie

Diego Bowie performing “Defuse Magnifique” at Tantalo Hotel’s opening, March 15th.  

“It’s live art. It’s a matter of time. It happens in the moment and will never happen again. I think that’s one of the most beautiful things about performance art,” Diego Bowie said near the end of last weekend’s class on the medium. Create Invest sponsored the event and provided key supplies like paper, pens and after-class juice boxes.

So I’ll begin the imperfect process of describing what really ought to be experienced.

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PABLO

Pablo. Works for Levi’s in visual merchandising. From Panama. 

¿Qué recomendarías de Panamá? Un restaurante – Segundo Muelle. Comida peruana – el aguadito de pescado es delicioso.

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ROCHELLE

Rochelle Tolani, from Panama. Freelance graphic designer & illustrator.

What do you do exactly? I just graduated. I’m designing a new magazine that’s coming out. It’s called “Ser Mama.”

Where do you hang out in Panama CityWhen I’m not in my house designing, I’m here in Casco. Most of the time I’m at Relic or Villa Agustina. You can meet people from all other countries there, which is cool.

What else do you recommend in Panama? Nature. We have the mountains and the beaches. [In the city] sometimes I go to Cerro Ancon and draw.

Where do you see yourself in the future? I want to go to London [for grad school]. I’m traumatized by London.

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CUPCAKE’S SHOP & DESIGN

More fotos + an interview with Cupcake shopgirl Nayivette after the jump.

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TANTALO OPENING!

We were honored to attend the Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Rooftop opening last night. Best Casco party of the summer? Possibly. Here are some pics to help nurse your hangover.

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ANNE WALKER & THE KALU YALA PIG ROAST

Anne Walker Harrison, originally from Nashville. Director of the Internship Program at Kalu Yala

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DISCGLO SHOW AT TANTALO

KRELWear, the line of Miami-based designer Karelle Levy, came to Panama City last Friday night for an event at Tantalo Hotel. Levy has a background in performance art and that flair for the dramatic came through at this wild and colorful affair, presented by Miss Moss, to promote her new DiscGlo collection. KREL specializes in knitwear, not an obvious material choice for Miami or Panama, though after seeing the neon hotpants we’ve completely changed our minds. Come back again, KREL?

More backstage shots after the jump.

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