Arrivals / Departures 2008, performance, commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

TODAY IS A day like no other (2008)

performance sequence with actors
approximately 1.5 hours, repeated

ARRIVALS / DEPARTURES (2008)

Performers repeatedly enter and exit the gallery space, greeting, ignoring or farewelling one another in varying ways with varying degrees of performativity, affection, and enthusiasm.

WINK WAVE (2008)

Instructive model (pictured)
Performers form a circle of any diameter. A wink is passed around from one eye to the other, from one performer to another, as in a Mexican wave. Circle is disbanded spontaneously.

WATCH ME BLINK AND SAY YES WHEN I DO (2008)

Pairs of performers engaged in a conversation in which "yes" is the only word. Performers may only say the word when the other performer blinks. Pair disbands spontaneously.

Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for NEW08