In many major cities around the world, particularly during the summer months , you are likely to encounter a type of performing artist known as a living statue. Possessing an almost mystical quality, these artists bewilder us in their ability to maintain their serene focus and composure often in light of the most distracting of passersby. Here, we recognize a few of these artists.
Metamorphosis Living Statue: Marta Faria (Espinho, Portugal)
Dan R. Clark from Las Vegas, Nevada
Dan R. Clark provides some insight into the art of performing as a living statue in his book, “Still Standing; Stories from a Las Vegas Living Statue.”
Living Statue: Helena Reis (Porto, Portugal)
The Bronze Living Statue (Rome, Italy)
Here is the work of a French performer who has successfully managed to incorporate the “living statue” act into an entire stage presentation. Here’s, Jérôme Murat. (The video may take a moment to load.)