steering judgement (part 1)

January 11, 2002.
I encouraged the audience to adopt different types of body language, ranging from wide eyed enthusiasm to sneering judgement to see how it would affect their feelings about the performance of a mechanical potted plant that dances to Glen Miller's In the Mood.  This performance was inspired by / created for an invitation to perform at a noise show, a genre which can sometimes be concerned with stretching an audience's expectations about what music is, possibly encouraging them to suspend judgments.  (I'm loathe to define "noise".)  

title: A series of body-language exercises 
billed as: Frosting 
event: Naked Dinner 
date: January 11, 2002 
venue: 7th Street Entry 
city: Minneapolis, MN
my role: concept, performance