All Of It, Fall 2017
Over the past two years, 'All Of It' has been through several iterations. Currently, the work is a collaborative performance based in sound and action. Performers inhabit and exchange actions that happen simultaneously throughout the space for one hour. Reflecting the layered activity of a busy city, these actions create an ever-changing atmosphere of fleeting moments.
While performers recite out-of-context phrases, others create sounds with various household objects. As one runner laps the edge of the activity, others clap for no one in particular. Among other sounds and actions, these activities are a reminder of “the neglected value of the everyday.” *
Many of our everyday activities are gems of momentary action, tacitly revealing our true and distorted selves. While this performance does not re-create an authentic everyday, it does provide a framework through which revealing events can occur. This work creates a platform for such events to be more readily noticed instead of more commonly overlooked.
*Quote by Alain de Botton, "Art as Therapy"