steering judgment (part 2)
January 12, 2002.
The previous evening I had done a performance where 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 dancing mechanical potted plant. In this performance I encouraged them to apply the same enthusiasm / sneering / etc. to the performer, who was immobilized in Saran Wrap and therefor not able to do much "performing". 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 excercises
billed as: newcenturyschoolbook.com
event: Sub Zero
date: January 12, 2002
venue: Soap Factory
my role: concept and performance. The men carrying Tanya are Emil Hagstrom, Paul and Greg, Kurt and Chris.
Saturday, January 12th, 1-6pm
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
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