Fictional Interview ...
During an art opening, I stand up on a chair and announce that I will be doing a performance. I ask everyone in the space to face away from me and tell them that Iâ€™m going to play a recording of an interview. I then sit down in the chair, with my back to the audience, and read aloud both sides of a fictional interview with an artist. This piece came out of my interest in the artistâ€™s fantasy of what their work was capable of. I wanted to explore the act of believing in something while simultaneously knowing it isnâ€™t real.
Fictional interview with an artist about a fantastical happening in which hundreds of strangers in a public square lost themselves completely and melted into each other, both sides read allowed as a recording in front of a crowd of people looking away. Performance, duration 8 minutes, La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY, 2008