Cat’s Performance Art Misses the Mark
Critics were baffled this past weekend by the performance of a cat named Poppy. The kitty, who is a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, performed her senior thesis piece, ‘Cat in a Bamboo Forest,’ in Tompkins Square Park all day on Saturday.
"I’m not really sure what she was going for," said one on-looker of the cat’s performance. "She just sat perfectly still in a stand of bamboo for hours. I didn’t get it."
Others called the performance “uneven” and “off the mark.” Still, professors indicated that she would likely receive high marks for her effort.
"Performance art is all about putting yourself out there and making a statement," said one on her thesis committee. "Poppy maybe didn’t make the most clear connection with her audience, but she took a risk, and I admire that."