Butoh Sumo Coleslaw Wrestling


Direction and Installation: Hayley K. Downs
Live Vocals: Kid Lucky
Choreography, Performance, and Costumes: Sara Baird and collaborators
Production Assistance: John Hawkins Gordon
June 2002

“Butoh Sumo Coleslaw Wrestling” is a performance art event that took place inside of a meat locker during the opening of “Dining Haul #4”, an exhibit that showcased food inspired, food used, and food digested art. Two wrestlers distort Sumo rituals and enter a giant kiddie- pool filled with coleslaw to do battle to the death. Live vocal effects performed by Kid Lucky.