The Orchid Interviews
Performed in New Blood VII and in Seeing Hearing.
The walls were covered and cupped as in "Treated Space". In the middle of the room I sat in front of an empty chair. Audience members were invited to sit down. Participants were given dental cheek retractors and asked to lean forward. In front of them there was an orchid made out of thin paper. A participant was asked questions revolving around the concept of Rather. Since the mouth is open and leaning forward, they have no option of responding. The participants, thinking and imagining, are doing the one thing the space cannot do. Because of that they destroy the space from its most vulnerable spot - the paper orchid.