BEAR! is a durational performance of loving gestures by a gay man in a bear mask. Crawling through a floor of foliage, you're welcomed to sit in the Bear enclosure for as long as you like.
The Bear's sanctuary is a peaceful place. The smell of fresh grass fills the space; the sound of birds singing and branches swaying in the breeze echoes; a piano occasionally plays softly overhead.
At times, the Bear will approach. He sniffs you, gently brushes his claws over your skin, and offers you a hug. If you like, you can be cradled by him - he will bear all of your weight for as long as he can.
BEAR! is a playful exploration of gay masculinity, and the search for a loving connection.
Created by Craig Manson
Performed at //BUZZCUT// Festival 2017
Image credit: Jassy Earl
BEAR JUST AWAKE FROM HIBERNATE TIME
BE CAREFUL VERY VERY
DO NOT BE AFRAID
TO GIVE ALL YOUR WEIGHT
IF YOU WANT!