Horse Tuning Expo
Artist and documentary filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa invited RAIR to be among a selection of artists asked to design and construct a themed costume for a horse in a “horse tuning expo” in July 2014. The horse tuning expo was a two-part event, in partnership with Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street Urban Stables, that first showcased the skill of the equestrian riders in an obstacle course and then the artistic style of the horse/rider pair. RAIR sourced materials for the obstacle course and was paired with owner-rider PeeWee and horse Rosie for the style part of the competition. PeeWee and Rosie’s costumes were made from discarded rolls of metallic red and silver film plastics, which were made into streamers for the horse, rider and their accompanying drum line. The partnership resulted in the team winning first prize in the competition.