conceptualized by Elaine Thap
for anyone to perform
Zine as Performance
‘=/-‘ February 2015 Materials: wool socks, carpet, balloons, needle, written notes1.Ask people who enter the space to take off shoes.2.Put on wool socks.3.Rub feet on carpet while telling a story about a missed connection.4.Take that negativity and blow it into a black balloon.5.Rub the balloon on my head.6.Pop the balloon with needle.Message:“I have never loved someone the way I love you.”
’I.O.U.’ April 2014Materials: 17 white blindfolds, printed directions, at least 15 performersWhen I give you a word, take the time to say the syllables for 30 seconds or more. You can count the seconds in your head. Put on the fold, clear your mind. Imagine a place that makes you happy. Begin your chant. Duration: 1 hour
’Harlow’s Mother’ 2014Materlals: Sentimental song, mannequin, music player with headphones, vinyl letter stickers spelling ‘hug me’Add song to music player on loop. Find a space with a wall, place mannequin in front of wall. Add text to wall. Play song, embrace mannequin and listen. Repeat ritualistically.
’Abramovic Method’ 2013Materials: At least 10 people, white modified paint protective suit, operational headlamp, toy whistle, grapes, white or black tape, table, the directions below printed.1. Put on suit.2. Put on headlamp.3. Create line using tape.4. Gesture for people to form a line.5. Hold grapes with right hand.6. Blow whistle to signal next person in line.7. Repeat for 8 hours or until grapes are gone.