will you spoon with me?
Five day performance in which gallery goers were asked to spoon with me.
In NY, the decision to be with other people is not a choice one can make. Subways compact us with our fellow riders like sardines. Strangers literally breathe down your neck, press against your body, and use you as a human leaning post. In this performance I ask viewers to choose to have this intimate interaction with me. Spooning is a way to get the most physical contact possible in a platonic way.
During the five days I spooned with over 84 unique people. Some came back multiple times, meaning over 100 spooning sessions. All documentation was staged before the show opened; none of the participants were photographed, allowing for a private exchange.
Each spooner was entirely unique. Some quiet, some talkative, some quick, some warm. All respectful.